Sultan’s 10th Anniversary- Celebrating a royal icon

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Published on November 16, 2016 by pmnews   ·   No Comments

Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar III, Sultan of  Sokoto

Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, His Eminence Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III has just celebrated the 10th anniversary of his ascendance to the revered 200-year-old throne of his ancestor, Usman Dan Fodio.

Amidst praises and pomp, (former) heads of states, traditional rulers, dignitaries, well-wishers, admirers and ordinary citizens trooped en-mass to the historic city of Sokoto from Thursday, November 3, 2016 to celebrate the 10th year of the glorious reign of the 20th Sultan of a vast Caliphate. The Sokoto Caliphate, an independent Islamic Caliphate that stretched from present-day Burkina Faso in the west, to Cameroon in the east, was the most important empire in 19th century Africa and, at its height, it linked…

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