Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has attributed the major challenge facing the country to the lack of understanding among Nigerians.
He expressed that for Nigeria to achieve peace, “citizens must understand one another”.
The monarch stated this at the inauguration of the Inter-Tribal Traditional Leaders Association of Nigeria, in Kano, on Friday.
He described the formation of the association as timely, in view of the country’s security challenges.
He explained that the leaders must work assiduously towards unity and tolerance among ethnic groups in the country.
He pointed out that it was with understanding that Nigerians would tolerate one another, for peace to reign in the country.
“Our major problem as a country is lack of understanding, we need to understand one another. If we understand one another, we will surely tolerate one another and peace will reign.
“We should embrace one another; we should not feel superior to one another. Though, we may have different ideas and knowledge, but understanding is paramount,” he said.