We are suffering after supporting Muslim-Muslim ticket to power – Supreme Council for Sharia

The Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria (SCSN) says it has been suffering since the administration of Bola Tinubu which it supported and campaigned for came to power.

Sheikh AbdurRasheed Hadiyyatullah, president of the organisation, made the lamentation on Monday while interacting with journalists at the group’s National Conference held in Abuja with the theme, “Matters Arising From 2023 Election and Associated Socio-Economic Challenges.”

Sheikh Hadiyyatullah said the reason for supporting the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate and his running mate who were of the same faith during last year’s general elections was to bring development, but which is not being felt.

“The Nigeria of today is too bad. What we are buying at N200 before is N2000 now. We have scarcity of Naira and unemployment is escalating. Nigerians are not enjoying the new government at all,” he lamented. “I don’t want to go personal but the Sharia Council helped the Muslim-Muslim ticket to be successful. We campaigned and supported this government until it came to power, but we are suffering.

“We are not making any progress. The reason for the Muslim-Muslim ticket was to progress, triumph, succeed and to have a good government, but we didn’t have anything.

“See how Nigerians are suffering. No money. No progress. We have not enjoyed anything since seven months of this government.

Sheikh Hadiyyatullah also accused ministers of looting the treasury and recommended their dismissal.

“Some of the Ministers are siphoning and looting the treasury. I don’t want to mention any names, but we have all seen and read it. Nigerians have been suffering since the last seven months when this government came to power.

“We are sympathetic with this government, but the way forward is for some of these Ministers to go home and rest, and we will find other people who will be honest with themselves and the country, those who are there to work, not to loot the country.”