Sultan at 10: What Buhari told Tambuwal, Saraki, Wike on arrival for Sokoto Durbar
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Sokoto to witness the Durbar organised as part of activities marking the 10th anniversary of the appointment of Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar to the throne.
In attendance are the Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, Dr Abdulaziz Yari, Traditional rulers and a host of other Governors as well as Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Former Governors, Distinguish senators, members of the National Assembly, among others.
In a remark at the event, Gov. Aminu Tambuwal said the durbar was organised to celebrate the Sultan, whom he described as an astute leader, peace maker and bridge builder.
He also spoke on the leadership of President Buhari, saying he had restored hope to the nation through his fight against corruption and insecurity.
Tambuwal noted that the Buhari administration had tamed insurgency, while efforts were on to solve problems of militancy, cattle rustling and other security challenges.
The governor also expressed optimism that the Buhari administration would reinvigorate the economy and set the nation on the path of growth and development.
In his response, the Sultan emphasised his belief in a united and indivisible Nigeria, and urged all Nigerians to come together and work for sustainable peace and unity in the country.
According to the monarch, Nigerians should be more pious and patriotic to ensure a more prosperous country.
Abubakar said: “There must also be equity and social justice, as without them there will be no development.