Desist from spreading rumours – Emir Sanusi tells Nigerians
The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ll has urged Nigerians to desist from the culture of rumor mongering in order to foster peace and unity in the country.
Sanusi made the call on Friday in Kano while delivering his annual Sallah message at Kofar Kwaru, Emir’s palace.
The emir said rumor mongering was the source of hatred, disunity and crisis, hence should be avoided to ensure harmony among Nigerians irrespective of their religion or ethnic affiliation.
He said, “I am appealing to Nigerians irrespective of their religion and ethnic background to desist from the bad habit of rumor mongering. Rather, we should imbibe the culture of promoting peace, unity among ourselves.”
He urged Nigerians to always think positively, as according to him no society can develop while its people promote disunity and hatred among themselves.
The emir also urged youth in the country to be creative and skillful in order to reduce dependence on government.
“It is high time for our youth to stop relying on government for their living. They should rather use their talent to initiate something that they can rely upon to earn their living. Government cannot provide jobs to all,” he said.
Sanusi, who expressed concern over high cost of foodstuff, called on government and wealthy individuals to help the needy, as according to him the poor were in dear need of assistance in that respect.
“Alhamdulillah, we are anticipating bomber harvest this year and I hope at the end of the harvesting period, the price of foodstuff will fall to that level that many people can afford to buy,” he said.
He appealed to the public to ensure constant sanitation in their respective homes, offices, market places and other public gathering in order to prevent malaria and other communicable diseases from spreading.