By Abdallah el-Kurebe
Sokoto — Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has cautioned Islamic preachers against preaching in the way and manner that could confuse their followers on their relationship with the Christian brothers in order not to jeopardise peace in the country.
He stated this, yesterday, in a message at the closing ceremony of the 26th Sokoto State Qur’anic recitation competition, at the auditorium of the Sultan Muhammadu Maccido Institute for Qur’an and General Studies in Sokoto.
He said: “I will like to appeal to Islamic preachers to conduct their preachings in such a way as not to confuse their followers in matters of their relationship with their neighbours, thereby throwing the nation into crisis.”
Represented by the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Mohammad Ilyasu Bashar, the Sultan, however, admonished Muslims to unite as one indivisible entity by embracing the teachings of the traditions of Prophet Mohammad (SAW).
He also charged them to pray pervently for the continued peace, stability and tranquility in the state in particular and the country in general.
The Sultan commended Gov. Aliyu Wamakko administration for its penchant in placing the physically challenged persons in the state on a N6,500 monthly allowance as a way of doing away with the Almajiri culture among the indigenes of the state.
Speaking at the occasion also, Gov. Aliyu Wamakko expressed the commitment of his administration to sponsor state indigenes to attend international Qur’anic recitation competition.
He said in order to achieve this objective, he had directed 23 local government councils in the state to organise similar competitions at wards and local government levels with a view to selecting contingents that would contest the next year’s recitation competition.