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Sultan assures insecurity will end soon

By The Citizen
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The Sultan of Sokoto, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has assured Nigerians that they will soon see the end of insecurity  in parts of the country.

Abubakar gave the assurance shortly after leading the 2013 Federal Government Hajj delegation to present their report to President Goodluck Jonathan.

Fielding questions from State House correspondents, the Monarch expressed optimism that with what Jonathan shared with them, the problem would soon be surmounted.

He said members of the delegation used the opportunity of the presentation to rub minds with the President on the security challenges.

“We took time to rub minds on some few security issues affecting Nigeria. We heard from Mr. President and he also heard from us. Insha Allah, Nigeria will be better for it very soon,” he declared.

Abubakar said President Jonathan has assured of his continued support for Hajj pilgrimage in the country.

He said, “At the end of each Hajj operation of each particular year, the Amir Hajj delegation submits its report to the President highlighting what really transpired, what are the challenges and what we feel Mr. President should do to make Hajj operations in Nigeria better.

“So this morning, we submitted our report to the President and highlighted areas of achievements and also some few areas which we feel the government should still come in.

“We also commended Mr. President for the support he has been giving to Hajj operations in Nigeria and I think you are all aware of the significant leap we have in terms of preparing and conducting Hajj operations in Nigeria. Much better than what it used to be.

“The President assured us of the government’s continued total support for Hajj operations in this country.”