Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, a unifier, advocate of peace – Atiku

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Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has described the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, as one of the most progressive and unifying voices of this era, who inspires Nigerians to keep hope alive.

Abubakar stated this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja to congratulate the Sultan on his 15th anniversary on the throne.

Abubakar said that the Sultan’s commitment to the peace, unity and progress of Nigeria is worthy of recognition and celebration.

“His Eminence is one of the most noble-hearted traditional rulers I have ever met because his passion for the unity of Nigeria is deep and easily perceptible.”

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He said that the last 15 years of the ascendancy on the throne of Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad Abubakar III as the 20th Sultan of Sokoto and President of Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has been remarkably impactful.

According to Abubakar, the traditional ruler had continued partnership with other traditional and spiritual leaders across the divide and this has promoted inter-faith peace and harmony in the country.

“We are proudly inspired by your leadership qualities, prominent of which are your broadminded nature.

“Your efforts towards the promotion of interfaith dialogue has endeared you to Nigerians,” Abubakar said.

He prayed to Allah to grant the Sultan more years in good health and wisdom for continued service to the people of Sokoto Emirate, the Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general. (NAN)


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