President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has felicitated with the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, and the Sokoto Sultanate Council, as the revered royal father and Spiritual Leader of Muslims in Nigeria turns 67 on August 24, 2023.
The President acknowledged the sacrifices and selflessness of the Sultan of Sokoto, who has, since his assumption of office in November 2006, worked assiduously for the sustenance of peaceful co-existence in the country, and beyond, personally traveling, intervening, mediating, and chairing meetings on the need for harmony.
The President also extolled Sultan’s magnanimity, friendliness, and neighbourly outlook on life, seizing every opportunity to educate citizens on the benefits of amity in the society, while providing platforms for solidifying Nigeria’s unity, such as instituting the Peace Accord for elections as a member of the National Peace Committee.
As the revered former military officer, who also serves as the Head of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (Society for the Support of Islam) and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, clocks 67, the President said he believes that his wealth of experience would continue to be an asset for the steady progress of the nation with a particular emphasis on bridging religious, ethnic, and cultural divides.
The President prayed for more years of strength, health, and wisdom for His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto.