The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has reacted to the report of N36 million being swallowed by snake in JAMB office in Benue State.
The monarch said the report clearly showed there were still numerous unreported cases of corruption even the current administration.
He said there was still high-level corruption in the country, noting that “we cannot continue with these negative things.”
Abubakar, who is also the President-General of the Nigerian Council for Islamic Affairs, made these remarks at the public presentation of a book, Dynamics of Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences in Abuja.
The book was written in honour of the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, where the Sultan was the Royal Father of the day.
He said, “We have so many issues coming up in our polity today and I will just pick one. Nigeria is a country where we don’t celebrate innocent and honest people until after their death. After they are gone, you will now name universities, airports and other things after them.
“The issue of N36m being swallowed by a snake is a sad reality for our country. Where is our moral value; where is our ethics? The reality is that we must wake up from our sleep . Let us not fail further. Things are bad.
“Corruption is at a very high level and it is left for us to fight it to a terminal end.
“We cannot just sit down and think that things are okay. Things are not okay. We have to find ways of getting things right in this country. We cannot continue with these negative things. Nowadays and like I said recently in Rivers State, we don’t have statesmen; we have men of state.”