President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar the Third on his 65th birthday, August 24, 2021, congratulating the spiritual leader for close to 15 years of providing guidance and wisdom for the Muslim community.
In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu said President Buhari joins Sultanate of Sokoto, family members and religious leaders in the country to celebrate with the 20th Sultan of Sokoto, who is President-General of Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Chairman of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), and had consistently taken the side of fairness and justice, particularly on national issues.
The President notes the fatherly role of the Sultan in speaking up and providing for the poor and underprivileged, and interfacing with other religious leaders as Co-Chair of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) to promote harmony, oneness and peaceful co-existence.
The Statement noted that as the spiritual leader turns 65, President Buhari affirms that he has utilised his wealth of experience as a former military officer, with strong diplomatic credentials working in many parts of the world, to serve the country.
The President prays for his wellbeing and longer life, and more wisdom to keep serving the country and humanity.