Sani Muhammad Sani
Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle has described the 20th Sultan of Sokoto Alh Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III as a strong pillar to Muslim Ummah.
In a good will message in Sokoto at a public lecture, titled “Religious understanding and Tolerance for peacefulci-existence in the developing world( perspectives, challenges and prospects), organised to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the sultan, the governor said the zeal, fashion and commitment with which the sultan led the Muslin Ummah has brought about unity, cohesion and peacefully co-existence amongst the Muslims in Nigeria and beyond.
The governor who was represented at the occasion by the state commissioner of information, Alh Ibrahim Dosara, said during the 15 years of the sultan’s reign, he gallantly fought various frontiers in ensuring unity, love and understanding among Muslims, both within and outside the Sokoto Caliphate.
Governor Matawalle said the Sultan who had been preaching peace and harmony among the Muslim, has brought about security and protection of the muslim community and has set up an exemplary leadership in Nigeria and the international community.
The governor urged other leaders to emulate the sultan in providing positive and purposeful leadership to always protect the Muslim Ummah.
He also appealed to all parents in the society to perform their responsibility of providing effective, efficient and an active control, with excellent upbringing of their respective families, to help in curtailing the menace of banditry and other criminal activities in the society.