By Abiemwense Moru
Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has congratulated the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in Nigeria, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar lll, on his 62nd birth anniversary.
Dogara, in a message he personally signed on Thursday in Abuja, described the Sultan as “one of Nigeria’s most outstanding promoters of justice, unity, peace and harmony’’.
He said that the royal father had endeared himself to all Nigerians of goodwill, regardless of cultural, religious or political persuasions, owing to his relentless pursuit of peace and ethno-religious harmony among the diverse people.
“As a spiritual leader and traditional ruler, you have over the years, distinguished yourself as an exemplary leader, traversing the length and breadth of the country, preaching peaceful coexistence and building bridges across religious and cultural divides.
“I join your well-wishers and other well-meaning Nigerians in appreciating and commending your role in fostering mutual understanding, intra and inter-religious harmony as well as your humanitarian services across the country.
“You have indeed proven yourself as a true man of peace and promoter of justice, national cohesion and global peace through words and deeds.
“As you mark your 62nd Birthday, I pray to God Almighty to grant you good health, more wisdom and peaceful reign.”