President Muhammadu Buhari, Saturday, congratulated the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, who turned 63.
A statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said:
“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), President Buhari applauds the Sultan’s exemplary roles and contributions towards building a peaceful, secure and prosperous country.
“The President values the timely counsel and support of the royal father to this administration’s policies and programmes, commending His Eminence 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 joins 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 to keep doing the things he loves most: building bridges of peace, tolerance and development across Nigeria.”