By – Alhaji Sa’ad Abubabakar
Retired Brigadier General and Sultan of Sokoto
At the National Security Summit
Abuja, May 26,2021
“We have talked and talked. We have talked at the Northern Governors’ Forum level; talked at the national level. In the last few months, we have had serious gatherings like this with the highest leadership of this country.
We are here once again on the same issue of national security. Enough of these talks. Let us work; let us walk the talk. The more we sit here and talk, the more time we waste in getting real actions.
We know the problems. Yes, it’s important to sit and talk. But it’s more important to implement what we talked about.
We can’t just continue to talk and not implement, then come back maybe four months later for another summit to talk again because we don’t implement whatever comes out from such forum.
There are certain things our leaders do. You say something in public and they clap for you. You go back to your comfort zone and throw everything away.
I call on our leaders to fear God, do what’s right, don’t look at ethnic, religious or personal interest while you’re carrying out your duties.
We have had so many resolutions on the floor of the House. How many of them have been implemented? It’s high time we put aside ethnic and religious profiling. Stop profiling criminals and call them by their names.
No ethnic or religious groups will be happy that every day, you are calling his side of the coin the bad one, even when you know there are good ones which are larger in number.
Unless we come together and look at the greater figure which is Nigeria and work for the country to move forward, we will continue having these problems.”