The Sultan of Sokoto calls for the removal of the immunity clause in the Nigerian constitution

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has called for the removal of the immunity clause in the Nigerian constitution.

The Sultan was speaking at the ongoing Zonal public hearing for the constitutional amendment of the 1999 constitution in Kebbi State.

According to the Sultan, this will compel Nigerian leaders to live up to their responsibilities.

Alh Sa’ad Abubakar also advocated for a constitutional role for traditional rulers, saying it was time Nigerians talk frankly on how they want the country managed.

The Sultan attributed the crisis in the country today to the relegation of the traditional rulers to the background without a constitutional role, insisting that before the Nigerian nation came into be in 1914, the traditional institution had existed.

IBRAHIM SHEHU

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