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Insurgency will end soon, Sultan assures

By The Citizen
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Sultan of Sokoto, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar III, on Monday assured Nigerians that the spate of insecurity prevalence in parts of the country would soon end.

Abubakar gave the assurance in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after leading the 2013 Federal Government Hajj delegation to present their report to President Goodluck Jonathan.

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

He expressed optimism that with what Jonathan shared with them, the problem would soon be surmounted.

'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 after presenting the report of last year's Hajj, his delegation got an assurance of continued support from the President.

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.'