The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, has assured the President-Elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will take over on May 29 ‘’whether they like or not.’’
He tasked Nigerians to pray for the incoming administration to succeed in steering the affairs of the country.
He spoke during a roundtable engagement with traditional and religious rulers on Wednesday in Abuja.
The event organised by the World Bank was to fashion a way out to increase human capital development in the country especially, the girl child education.
The Sultan, who was urging attendees not to abandon the advocacy of ending child marriage and other impediments to the growth of the girl when they get to their community said: “There must be change because in the next few days or weeks there will be a new government, what can we contribute to that government to stabilize?
“Whether anybody likes it, it must take place, a new government is coming on 29 May, so what can we do besides prayers because we believe in Almighty, we believe in God that gives and takes.
“After that so what? What do we do to help the government stabilise and move the country forward?” he said.
He added that it is an opportunity for religious and traditional leaders to work together for the betterment of the country.
“Let us continue to work as one big family with different mothers and fathers or whatever it is, but our main father and mother is Nigeria. As religious leaders, there must be equity and justice in whatever is being done and that is what I think we need to talk about the most,” Sultan said.(The Nation)