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Floods: Sultan urges Nigerians to accept ‘God-ordained’ natural disasters

The Sultan said there is nothing one can do during a natural disaster than to accept whatever happens in good faith.

• November 12, 2022
Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III
Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Saturday urged Nigerians to accept floodings and other natural disasters in good faith.

Mr Abubakar made the call during the coronation and presentation of staff of office to Farouq Umar, the 12th Emir of Katagum, in Azare headquarters of Katagum LGA of Bauchi.

“We are also here to sympathise with our brothers and sisters who have died or affected by the recent floods in the country,” he said, adding there is nothing one can do in such a situation than to accept whatever happens in good faith.

Represented by the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, the Sultan also called on Nigerians to pray against the recurrence of flood and other natural disasters in the country.

The Sultan lauded governor Bala Mohammed for the presentation of the staff of office to one of the flag bearers of Usman Danfodio Caliphate.

“The governor has done well by taking this bold step to the coronation and presentation of Staff of Office to the Emir of Katagum today,” he said.

Former vice-president and People’s Democratic Party presidential candidate for 2023, Atiku Abubakar, attended the event.

Others were the governors of Sokoto and Gombe, Aminu Tambuwal and Inuwa Yahaya, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, and Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment, Yelwaji Katagum as well as public officials and traditional rulers across the country.


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