By Levinus Nwabughiogu
ABUJA—SPEAKER of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has described the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in Nigeria, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar lll, as a man of peace and promoter of justice.
In a congratulatory message he personally signed to mark the 62nd birthday of the traditional ruler, Dogara stated that Sultan Sa’ad was one of Nigeria’s most outstanding advocates of unity, peace and harmony.
He said the royal father had endeared himself to all Nigerians of goodwill, regardless of cultural, religious or political persuasions, owing to his relentless pursuit of peace and ethno-religious harmony among the diverse people.
“As a spiritual leader and traditional ruler, you have over the years, distinguished yourself as an exemplary leader, traversing the length and breadth of the country, preaching peaceful coexistence and building bridges across religious and cultural divides.
“I join your well wishers and other well meaning Nigerians in appreciating and commending your role in fostering mutual understanding, intra and inter religious harmony as well as your humanitarian services across the country.”