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Sultan in Benin, preaches unity, peace as NSCIA meeting opens

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Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole and President General of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar III during a visit by the Sultan and members of the NSCIA to the governor in Benin City…yesterday.

Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole and President General of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III during a visit by the Sultan and members of the NSCIA to the governor in Benin City…yesterday.

The Sultan of Sokoto and chairman of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar yesterday urged leaders across various levels of the country to strive towards taking proper care of the unity for the betterment of the country.

He noted that what the nation needs at the moment of her socio-political-economic situation is for religious and political leaders to work relentlessly to be their brother’s keepers.

Speaking during a courtesy visit to Governor Adams Oshiomhole at the Government House to brief him on the annual meeting of the council holding today (Saturday) in Benin City the Edo state capital, he commended the governor’s developmental stride in state noting that the state has witnessed a lot of transformation in the last eight years.

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He urged Nigerians to live together as one irrespective of race and religion. On the challenge facing some state governments over payment of workers salaries, Saad Abubakar observed, “this is one of the things increasing criminal activities.” On his part, Oshiomhole said the major crisis bedeviling Nigeria was unequal distribution of the national wealth between the people and region.


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