The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has submitted that nothing can be done to prevent floods disaster across Nigerian states.
The monarch who spoke before elites, including some traditional rulers and political bigwigs on Saturday in Bauchi State, said that natural disasters, including floods, were ordained by Almighty Allah and can only be accepted in good faith.
Abubakar, however, urged Nigerians to pray that Allah should prevent the recurrence of floods and other natural disasters in the country.
The renowned monarch was in Bauchi yesterday to witness the coronation and presentation of Staff of Office to the 12th Emir of Katagum, Alhaji Farouq Umar, who will now oversee the Azare headquarters of Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
Represented by the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, the Sultan said: “We are also here to sympathise with our brothers and sisters who have died or were affected by the recent floods in the country.”
He reiterated that there is nothing one can do in such a situation than to accept whatever happens in good faith.
The Sultan lauded the State Governor, Bala Mohammed, for the presentation of the Staff of Office to one of the flag bearers of Usman Danfodio Caliphate.
“The governor has done well by taking this bold step to the coronation and presentation of Staff of Office to the Emir of Katagum today,” he said.
Also present at the coronation event is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Others present include Governors of Sokoto and Gombe States, Aminu Tambuwal and Inuwa Yahaya respectively. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment, Yelwaji Katagum as well as top government functionaries and traditional rulers across the country,.