Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano
Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has said arrangements have been concluded for the 10th year anniversary of his eminence, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Saad Abubakar, on his ascension to the caliphate’s exalted throne on November 2.
Speaking with journalists yesterday on the preparations so far put on ground, Sanusi said celebrating the ascension had become imperative in view of the Sultan’s revered status as a leader of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and the entire Muslim Ummah in the country.
Sunusi added that Abubakar had proven his mettle as a good ambassador of Muslims all over the country noting that the event will be celebrated in Sokoto State between November 2 to 4, 2016.
According to him, the Sultan had also blazed the trail in forging the concept of unity and oneness among people of diverse religious and tribal affiliations.
He said the history of the revered Sokoto Caliphate was an eventful one, considering the giant strides it had effected over the years.
Lamido, affirming that such an epoch-making event would never be swept under the carpet, stated that the anniversary committee comprised of eminent traditional rulers of repute whose role in charting the cause of conducting a hitch free celebration cannot be over emphasised.
He further revealed that the anniversary celebration would be made colourful and eventful as erudite scholars of repute from America, Canada, Sudan and Nigeria would make presentations on the history of the Sokoto Caliphate.