Vice President Namadi Sambo
The Vice-President, Alhaji Namadi Sambo, Thursday reaffirmed the commitment of the federal government to ensuring a more peaceful and harmonious Nigeria.
Sambo made the assertion when he paid a courtesy call on the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji MuhammadvSa'ad Abubakar III in his palace in Sokoto.
He stated that Nigeria would continue to be united and indivisible irrespective of the diverse differences of the citizens.
The vice-president told the monarch that he was in Sokoto to declare open the international conference of the World Muslim League on March 29 on behalf of President Goodluck Jonathan.
Sambo stated that the conference was on religious interface, adding that it came at the right time when the issues of social harmony is seriously needed in Nigeria.
Sambo also stressed the need for Nigerians to continue to be their brothers' keepers.
He commended the efforts of the state government and the Sokoto sultanate council in hosting the conference in the state and assured them of the continuous support of the federal government to the state government.
Responding, the Sultan urged leaders in the country to continue to uphold the virtues of justice and fairness to all the people.
According to him, leadership is a trust from God and leaders will account for it before God.
"God gave us these positions to serve the people not ourselves and we should try and do our best although nobody is perfect," he averred.
He admonished the leaders and their followers to shun all evil things as ordained by God and stressed the need to use dialogue in solving all problems in the nation.
"No problem is too much that cannot be solved through dialogue. Even the worst enemies have become the best of friends, courtesy of dialogue," he said.
The Sultan urged Nigerians to continue to live peacefully with one another as Christians and Muslims, saying," God created us differently to understand ourselves the better ."
The monarch restated the commitment of the traditional rulers to continue to do everything possible to ensure the sustenance of peace in the country.