Buhari congratulates Sultan at 60

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By; SUNDAY ODE, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, on his 60th birthday, August 24th, 2016.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said “Buhari joins the people and government of Sokoto State, the Muslim community and family members of the Sultan in celebrating the unique anniversary.”
The statement also noted that “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.”
Àdesina further noted in the statement that President Buhari believed that the wise counsels and support of the royal father on issues of good governance, girl-child education, infant and child mortality, and agriculture had greatly enriched his administration’s efforts to improve the livelihood of Nigerians.
“The President prays that the Almighty Allah will grant the Sultan good health and long life to continue in the service of humanity,” the statement said.

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