Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Saâ€™ad Abubakar III, wednesday urged Nigerian youths to refrain from political thuggery.
The monarch made the plea at the closing of this yearâ€™s preaching session at the Haliru Jummat Mosque, Kofar Kware area of Sokoto metropolis.
He advised them to desist from being used by selfish politicians to cause breach of peace in the polity.
â€œYouths should be vigilant and not allow themselves to be used by unscrupulous politicians to achieve their selfish interest,â€ he said.
According to him, they should rather take advantage of the skill acquisition programmes introduced by governments at all levels to become self reliant.
The monarch admonished Islamic preachers in the country to always speak the truth to political leaders without any fear in order to move the country forward.
He said this would no doubt assist them greatly in steering the affairs of the country.
The Sultan to this end, enjoined Muslims to remain committed towards the development of Islam
He also admonished them to put into practice what they have learnt during the Ramadan fast.
He, therefore, called on wealthy individuals to always endeavour to assist the needy persons so as to ensure peace and understanding in the society.