Abuja – The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Monday expressed optimism that the challenge of insecurity in the country would soon be a thing of the past.
The Sultan stated this in an interview with the State House correspondents shortly after he presented the 2013 Hajj report to President Goodluck Jonathan at the State House, Abuja.
The Sultan was the head of the Federal Government delegation to the 2013 Hajj (Amirrul Hajj).
“We submitted our report to the President and highlighted areas of achievements and also some few areas which we feel the government should still come in.
“We also commended Mr President for the support he has been giving to Hajj operations in Nigeria.
“I think, you are all aware of the significant leap we have in terms of preparing and conducting Hajj operations in Nigeria.
“It is much better than what it used to be.
“We also took time to rub minds on some few security issues affecting Nigeria.
“We heard from Mr President and he also heard from us.
“Insha Allah, Nigeria will be better for it very soon.”
The Sultan also said that President Jonathan assured them of government’s continued support for Hajj operations in the country. (NAN)