We elected you to serve us, Sultan of Sokoto tells the FG to handle food inflation

we elected you to serve us sultan of sokoto tells the fg to handle food inflation
we elected you to serve us sultan of sokoto tells the fg to handle food inflation

Muhammad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto, has asked the federal government to address rising food costs nationwide.

During the final ceremony of the 2022 national Qur’an reciting competition in Bauchi state on Saturday, March 26, the Sultan urged the federal government to improve the economy, especially with Ramadan approaching.

The monarch, who said politicians they were elected to serve Nigerians, also urged businessmen not to raise food prices during the fasting season.

He said

“I think it is left to all of us in authority to work together and bring this rise in cost of foodstuffs to affordable levels, so that all of us can have a successful Ramadan.

“I believe it’s not too much to ask government. After all, we elected you into office to serve us and not for us to serve you.

“I use this medium to call on all market people who sell things to be fearful of what Almighty God will ask them when they get to him on the day of judgment.

“Instead of increasing prices of foodstuffs and other essentials, please try to reduce the prices so as to get the blessing of Almighty God.”

Also commenting on the 2023 general election, the Sultan said; 

“Do not make it a do-or-die affair because God already knows who is going to be the leader come 2023, whether at state or federal level”