The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has described His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III as a man of peace.
Speaking in Sokoto at a dinner to mark 10th anniversary of Sultan on the throne, Dogara urged both traditional and political leaders to emulate the exemplary life of the traditional ruler who has worked tirelessly to build bridges of friendship across the diverse peoples of the North and Nigeria at large.
“I want to say without fear of contradiction that His Eminence is a man of peace and this should he showed in our region and indeed the country at large. He (Sultan) has traversed communities and chaired sessions talking about how to improve the living conditions of our people; how to engender peace and religious harmony in the nation.”
“The Sultan has done all these in the last 10 years and we know that democracy itself abhors violence. Without peace there is no way we can enjoy the benefit of democracy”, the Speaker said.
“As a royal father, he has done the work of democracy perhaps more than some of us who claim to be politicians . To his singular credit, we have noticed a remarkable progress in this part of our country where the menace of religious crisis has been degraded.”
“I urge our royal fathers to connect with this story and replicate it in their domains; this way, we will have enduring peace in the North and the country.”
“I have no doubt that power will endure in your hands because you are a man of justice and peace”, he concluded.