Malam Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, on Thursday, August 11, 2016, called on the federal government to return to its initial stand of free Palestinian state.
This is a call against the stand the nation took during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.
The emir made the call during a one-day international conference on Palestine with the theme, Palestine Question; Issues, Challenges and Actions, organised by the Center for Promotion of Shari’a in collaboration with Jama’atut Tajdidil Islamiya and the Afro-Middle East Center, South Africa, held in Kano.
The Emir said it was sad that Nigeria had played a significant role in the failure of Palestinian bid to put an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories at the UN Security Council.
“For decades Nigeria has been in the support of free Palestine until during the Jonathan era when Nigeria played a vital role is the loss of Palestinian bid to put an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories at the UN Security Council. I believe it is time for Nigeria to revisit its stand on Palestine,” the Emir said.