By Abdallah el-Kurebe

Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar has observed that insecurity, unemployment and food insecurity were some of the problems that are retarding the nation’s development.

Receiving the new Emir of Gusau, Alhaji Ibrahim Bello in his Palace in Sokoto on Thursday, the Sultan stressed the need for action towards addressing the current security challenges in Zamfara state and some parts of the country.

While calling on security agencies and other stakeholders to assist in addressing the problems in order to ensure societal development, Abubakar also called on leaders “to be just and fair in the discharge of their responsibilities.

“This is necessary as justice and fairness are prerequisite towards achieving success and to ensure peace and stability as well as understanding in the country.”

Expressing the Sultanate Council’s appreciation for the new Emir’s visit, the Sultan assured of the Council’s “commitment towards sustainable peace, stability and development of the country.”

Earlier, the new Emir said he was at the Sultan Palace to receive royal blessing towards the discharge of his responsibilities as well as concretise the existing relationship between the Sultanate and Gusau Emirate.