Alhaji Maitama Sule
By Ibrahim Shuaibu
The former Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Alhaji Maitama Sule, has attributed some of the socio-economic and political problems facing the country to gross injustice.
Speaking at the weekend during the Kano State Stakeholders and Police Command Partnership on Security Challenges, at the Government House, Sule noted that injustice manifests in different ways such as poverty, which is among the lower echelon of the society, as well as the issue of unemployment among youths across the country.
Sule, who is the Danmasanin Kano, observed that Nigeria had been unfair to its citizens, particularly in terms of better welfare, stressing that a situation where majority of the country’s citizens were wallowing in abject poverty, while the wealthy continue to amass wealth was unacceptable.
He maintained that such a situation was an avenue to promote jealousy and envy amongst the citizenry, pointing out that the rate of injustice in the country was becoming a thing of concern.
While advocating that government should be sincere in its dealings with the masses by accepting responsibility of some of the problems and adopt measures to checkmate them, Sule said: “We should promote job creation, so as to accommodate the teeming youths, particularly the unemployed, as well as adopt other necessary measures to reduce the poverty level in the country.”
He commended the organisers for their foresight, assuring them that all hands should be on deck to ensure the restoration of the country’s lost glory.