Low Impact of Poverty Alleviation Programmes a call for caution – Sultan of Sokoto

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Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar

The highly reference Islamic religious leader in the Northern part of Nigeria, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar,

Sultan of Sokoto has voiced out his unreserved view about the giant lacuna between the rich and the destitute in the society and disconnect between poverty alleviation programmes and poverty in the country.

The Royal leader, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, in his bullet-point while delivery a key-note address at a special event for traditional rulers at the ongoing golden jubilee celebration of Rivers State, held yesterday, in Port Harcourt the capital of Rivers State,

The Sultan disclosed that federal and state governments in the country had invested so much in various forms of poverty alleviation programmes, with little impact on the poor.

Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar further called for concerted efforts against poverty eradication, the monarch, who cited books by an Islamic leader, kicked against begging as a way of life, saying that the Almighty Allah encouraged productive engagement of the self.

Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar advised the rich to endeavour to replicate the good things they see overseas in the country.

That the governments at the various levels should endeavour to create viable programmes that will give succor to the teeming unemployed youths in the country.

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