The Emir of Kano, His Royal Highness, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi on Friday alleged that the high rate of kidnapping, thuggery and corruption amongst other criminal activities are caused by the political class.
Sanusi, who is also a former Central Bank Governor (CBN), added that the judiciary has been destroyed by the political class.
He made this assertion during his address in Abuja as the key note speaker at the Ansar-ud-deen Society of Nigeria’s 9th triennial National conference with the theme: Justice, equity and peaceful co-existence: ideals and reality in a multi -religious nation.
The Emir was represented by the a senior lecturer, Department of Islamic Studies, Bayero University kano, Dr. Bashiru Umar, said Nigeria needs people who are committed to justice adding that all hand must be on deck for a positive change.
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He said: “The political class has destroyed so many things in this country. The health system has been destroyed. People now travel abroad for medical attention.
“This political class has instituted thuggery, election malpractices, has institutionalized corruption. They have also destroyed the judiciary. Institutions have been destroyed.
“And the unfortunate thing is that it is meant to be perpetual and the manipulation of these things has been the source of criminal violence, insecurity in our society, tribal clashes, religious crisis. One crisis will reduce another one will spring up.
“There is now kidnapping amongst other crimes as a result of the elites. This has to change. We should learn from our creator.
“We need to save this our society from imminent destruction. We must support those championing the cause of justice. We must stand up to fight corruption on earth.”
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