The Deputy Senate President, Barau Jibrin, has assured the Supreme Council for Shari’a in Nigeria (SCSN) and Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa’iqamatus Sunah (JIBWIS) of the commitment of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to revive the economy and address the insecurity in the country.
Senator Barau spoke Thursday when he hosted the leadership of SCSN and JIBWIS – Kano State chapter separately at the National Assembly. The Muslim leaders had expressed concerns over the country’s economy and security challenges.
“President Tinubu is committed and working hard to address the insecurity in the country. He has been on the issue since he assumed office. He is also focused on the revival of the economy to create employment opportunities for our youths. If people get employed, the security situation will improve.
“The global system of employment has changed. We have passed the level where the government alone will provide employment. This is why the government is working hard to provide infrastructure for businesses to thrive so that the private sector can flourish and provide employment opportunities for the citizens,’’ he was quoted in a statement by his spokesperson, Ismail Mudashir.
Earlier, in his address, the Kano State Chairman of JIBWIS, Professor Abdullahi Sale Pakistan, urged the federal government to address what he called, ‘’ growing hardship in the country.’’
During their visit, the members of the SCSN led by their vice president, Dr Bashir Aliyu Umar, said the removal of fuel subsidy had raised the poverty level in the country.