Nigeria’s President Mohammudu Buhari has extolled the virtues of the Sultan of Sokoto Abukakar Sa’ad 111, describing him as ‘an architect of peace and stability in the nation.’
President Buhari made the remark during a Durbar ceremony held at the Shehu Kangiwa Square in Sokoto to herald the 10th year of the Sultan as the supreme leader of Islamic affairs.
Blessing to Nigeria
President Buhari said the sultan has been a blessing to the entire nation by handling issues dispassionately irrespective of religion or ethnicity.
“The experience of your highness has been a blessing not only to the people of Sokoto but the entire Nigeria nation…You are a symbol of stability who has encouraged the development and prosperity of Sokoto State and indeed the entire country during the last ten years.
‘’Your highness pursuit of peace and security among communities and other religious groups in the country is notable and worthy of emulation,’’ he explained.
The Sultan said the kind of unity demonstrated by Nigerians who attended the Durbar was an indication that country is indivisible as such those thinking along that line should have a rethink as everything would be done to enhance unity and development.
According to him, Nigerians are ready to support the President by looking for solution as things go wrong and thank God for him when things go right.
“All forms of agitation going on in the country is as a result of poverty and mismanagement of resources but there is no need to cry rather people should rise up and fight the evil,’’ he added.
The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal said; “With the effort and policies the president is putting in place, the economic recession facing the nation will soon be a thing of the past and the people of Sokoto will continue to support his campaign promises which border on taming corruption, insecurity, economic revival among others.’’
Governor Tambuwal added that Nigerians appreciated the bridge building abilities of the Sultan which demonstrated the teeming population that has graced the 10th anniversary ceremony.