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President Buhari salutes Sultan of Sokoto at 63

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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Sa’ad Abubakar III, on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

The president’s congratulatory message is communicated in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday.

President Buhari applauded the Sultan’s exemplary roles and contributions toward building a peaceful, secure and prosperous country.

The President lauded the timely counsel and support of the royal father to his administration’s policies and programmes.

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He also commended the Sultan for championing poverty reduction, healthcare and education for the most vulnerable, during his reign as a spiritual and traditional leader of the people.

President Buhari also acknowledged the laudable contributions of the Sultan as head of Jama’atu Nasirl Islam (JNI), President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and co-Chairman of Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC).

He urged him to keep doing the things he loves most: building bridges of peace, tolerance and development across Nigeria.

President Buhari joined family members, the Sokoto Emirate, the government and people of Sokoto State, friends and well-wishers in praying that Almighty Allah grants the Sultan more years of health and happiness.(NAN)

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