The Sultan of Sokoto and President -General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairsý(NSCIA), Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has appealed to Nigerians to live in peace with one another for the unity of the country. “I am calling on all Nigerians to imbibe and embrace the culture and spirit of living in peace, irrespective of tribal, ethnic or regional differences.” Alhaji Abubakar made the plea in a statement in Sokoto yesterday. He said Nigeria would continue to remain one nation with a common goal of purposeful development. Alhaji Abubakar said the action of some should not be allowed to tear the country apart, adding that bad ones should be called to order by their elders and community leaders.
He challenged elder statesmen to call the youth to order and educate them on the need for peaceful coexistence in their respective geo-political zones. He said traditional leaders would continue to preach love among the diverse communities in their domains throughout the country. The Sultan said Nigeria was brought together by an act of God, despite the different ethnic group, religions and diverse rich and beautiful cultures to form one country. He said God would protect the sovereignty. He urged Nigerians to live in peace and respect one another and go about their normal businesses. The Sultan promised the federal and state governments as well as security agencies in their collective efforts to bring sustained peace and development to the country.