Former Kano Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II says Nigerians should quit blaming and humiliating their leaders for the country’s problems.
Sanusi made the remarks today in Sokoto, while speaking to Tijjaniyya followers from seven states in the North-West geopolitical zone, a movement he leads.
Instead than cursing politicians, Nigerians and Tijjaniyya devotees should pray, according to the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
He also warned against disobedience to established authorities, emphasizing the need of following the law.
Sanusi said, “What is expected of us now is patience, fervent prayers and we must stand up to get things better in our own way through legitimate ways.
“We must desist from abusing or cursing our leaders over hardship because the Holy Prophet discouraged that.
“We shall not involve ourselves in corrupt practices and other atrocities because our religion preaches against it.
“We must change for the better and remain committed to peace and development of our societies.”
The Islamic leader urged members of the sect to be politically active as the 2023 election approaches.
”When you are approached during elections, you need to ask for recognition in terms of school construction, health facility and other services,” Sanusi added.