24th August, 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari has praised the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III for consistently taking the side of fairness and justice, particularly on national issues.
Buhari said this in a message to felicitate with the Sultan, who clocked 65 today.
The President congratulated the spiritual leader for providing guidance and wisdom for the Muslim community in close to 15 years, since he ascended the Sokoto throne.
President Buhari joined the Sultanate of Sokoto, family members and religious leaders in the country to celebrate with the 20th Sultan of Sokoto.
Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar is the President-General of Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Chairman of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI).
The President noted the fatherly role of the Sultan in speaking up and providing for the poor and underprivileged, and interfacing with other religious leaders as Co-Chair of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) to promote harmony, oneness and peaceful co-existence.
President Buhari believed the Sultan has utilised his wealth of experience as a former military officer, with strong diplomatic credentials working in many parts of the world, to serve the country.
The President prayed for his wellbeing and longer life, and more wisdom to keep serving the country and humanity.