Tobi Soniyi in Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, on his 60th birthday today.
A statement issued yesterday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said Buhari joined the people and government of Sokoto State, the Muslim community and family members of the Sultan in celebrating the unique anniversary.
The statement reads: “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.
“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.”
Buhari prayed that the almighty Allah would grant the Sultan good health and long life to continue in the service of humanity.