Speaker Abbas hails Sultan at 67

Speaker Abbas hails Sultan at 67

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, Ph.D, has congratulated the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar III, on the occasion of his 67th birthday anniversary, which comes up on Thursday.

Speaker Abbas said as a father to all, the Sultan's roles could not be quantified, noting that he remains a symbol of unity among all tribes and religions.

The Speaker hailed the Sultan, who is the Co-Chairman of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council, for using his highly-revered religious and traditional office to ensure peace and stability in Nigeria.

He noted that the Sultan, who is also the leader of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSIA) and the Jama'atu Nasril Islam (JNI) in Nigeria, has undertaken several national and international assignments, the recent being the negotiations with the military junta in the neighbouring Niger Republic.

Speaker Abbas described the Sultan as an elder statesman, a bridge-builder and a guiding light to the nation.

He prayed the Almighty Allah (SWT) to enrich the Sultan with more wisdom, good health and divine grace to continue to provide spiritual and moral guidance for not just the Muslims but the entire country.

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