President Muhammadu Buhari warmly congratulates with the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, on his 60th birthday, August 24th, 2016.
President Buhari joins the people and government of Sokoto State, the Muslim community and family members of the Sultan in celebrating the unique anniversary.
As the head of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), the President affirms that the Sultan has demonstrated uncommon leadership style, patriotism and wisdom in his consistent advocacy for security, peace and unity of Nigeria.
President Buhari believes that the wise counsels and support of the royal father on issues of good governance, girl-child education, infant and child mortality, and agriculture has greatly enriched his administration’s efforts to improve the livelihood of Nigerians.
The President prays that the almighty Allah will grant the Sultan good health and long life to continue in the service of humanity.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
August 23, 2016