Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, says “hunger virus” is killing Nigerians more than the dreaded Coronavirus.
Abubakar made this statement on Thursday at the first quarterly meeting of Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC), in Abuja.
The Sultan, however, called on federal government to take urgent steps to improve the living standard of Nigerians.
According to him, “There is a very serious virus that is killing Nigerians much higher than Coronavirus. That virus is hunger.
“There is hunger virus and it’s very serious. You need to go round the country, into the villages, into the towns and see how people are really struggling to survive.
“These are very serious issues, and as religious and community leaders, we must continue to talk about these issues, and also send our recommendations to the government and watch how the government will implement the recommendations.”