Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, has called on leaders and politicians in the country to protect the interest of the poor and less privileged in the society.
NAN reports that Sanusi, who represented Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, made the call at the 3rd General Assembly and peace conference with the theme: ”Inter-Religious Dialogue: Strengthening the Culture of Peace, Reconciliation and Justice”, in Abuja on Wednesday.
The first class traditional ruler said that avoiding marginalisation of the less privileged would reduce illiteracy, poverty and social vices.
He further advised Nigerians to ensure peaceful coexistence and unity to address various challenges facing them.
According to the monarch, each religion should respect the ethics and values of others, and that who ever takes the life of another man is a criminal and should be punished accordingly.
”Christians and Muslims must come together and fight the major challenges facing us which are malnutrition, drug problems, out of school children, poverty amongst many others.
Sanusi, however, urged Nigerians to recognise, identify and address the internal problems challenging the country, which had led to increased poverty and social vices.