The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has said that “true Nigerians” should tell their leaders when they are wrong.
Sanusi stated this while speaking at the 10th memorial lecture of Kehinde Sofola, with the theme ‘The Role of the Legal Profession in Nation Building: the Nigerian Context’.
He also said that federal character should not be used as excuse for nepotism, but should be based on merit.
“The issue of federal character should not be an excuse for nepotism; it should be based strictly on merit and not on family or ethnic sentiments,” Sanusi said.
“As we live today, we must understand that it is our duty to respect the various institutions of our country.
“We cannot sit and watch as spectators as our institutions are being destroyed; to be a true Nigerian we must learn to look at our leadership and tell them where they are going wrong”, he added.
He also frowned at the infringement on child rights, saying that “the Sharia Law requires you to first seek the consent of your female child before giving her out in marriage.”
“No religion permits infringement on the rights of any child. You find children in the streets hawking when they should be in school while some female children are even forced into marriage,” Sanusi said.