The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against praise singers and sycophants.
According to him, the praise singers around the president are the real enemies of the government who would eventually destroy his efforts.
The Islamic leader made the comment at the 10th Kehinde Sofola (SAN) memorial lecture in Lagos on Thursday, March 24.
The Nation quoted him as saying:
I feel sorry for the people in government because they are surrounded by enemies.
All the people they were afraid of years ago, where are they today? For those who are still in power, remember that it is transient.
If you want to be a true Nigerian, tell the present government where they’re going wrong.
You forget that the person, either the president or the governor, is also occupying a transient position. All the people that people were afraid of two, three years ago, where are they today?
Power is transient. The only thing that is permanent is what you do for people when you were alive. If you’re a governor or a president or a minister, it does not matter how much you have; you will be remembered for service, not the amount of money you have that you cannot even announce.