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Sultan At 63: President Buhari Praises Monarch For His Exemplary Contributions Towards Nation Building

  • President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Sultan of Sokoto, his eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, as he clocks 63 years
  • The first class traditional ruler added another year to his age on Saturday, August 24

President Buhari praises the Sultan for his sterling leadership qualities at ensuring all parts of the country live in peaceful coexistence.

The president made his felicitation message with the monarch known through his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu


On behalf of the Federal Executive Council, President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III on the occasion of his 63rd birthday anniversary.

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As head of Jama’atu Nasirl Islam (JNI), President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and co-Chairman of Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC), President Buhari applauds the Sultan’s exemplary roles and contributions towards building a peaceful, secure and prosperous country.

President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates Sultan of Sokoto as the traditional monarch becomes 63 years old

The President values the timely counsel and support of the royal father to this administration’s policies and programmes, commending His Eminence for championing poverty reduction, healthcare and education for the most vulnerable, during his reign as a spiritual and traditional leader of the people.

President Buhari joins family members, the Sokoto Emirate, the government and people of Sokoto State, friends and well-wishers in praying that Almighty Allah grants the Sultan more years of health and happiness to keep doing the things he loves most: building bridges of peace, tolerance and development across Nigeria.

Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
August 24, 2019

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