ON BENUE CARGO AIRPORT: Sultan Of Sokoto To Ortom, Why Build Airport When You Cant Pay Workers Their SALARIES?
The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar 11, has enjoined Nigerian leaders especially the State Governors to check themselves and focus more on projects that could be of benefit to the people.
He gave the advice on Thursday, while speaking at the International Symposium on the Sokoto Caliphate as part of the activities marking his 10th anniversary of ascension to the throne as the 20th Sultan of Sokoto.
The Sultan decried a situation where political leaders do lots of wrong things hiding under politics.
He particularly frowned at misplaced priorities, wondering why a governor that is struggling to pay workers salaries for months now woukd be considering building an airport.
It will be recalled that the Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, has announced the resolve of his administration to build a N38 billion cargo airport in Makurdi.
In series of tweets, Imam Imam, Media Aide to Governor Aminu Tambuwal, quoted the Sultan as saying, “We want to call on our leaders to check themselves especially the Governors and I am very serious about this.
“Why should we have proliferation of airports when the roads used by the common is in terrible shape?
Governors, please check yourselves. You have many misplaced priorities.
“Why should a Governor build an airport of N38 billion when you can’t pay salary?
“Injustice by leaders at all levels is a threat to our existence. Without justice we can’t make progress.
“People hide under politics to do lots of wrong things against the state. Don’t let them get away with it.