The sultan of Sokoto, the spiritual leader of Nigeria’s Muslims, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, speaks to the media at the state house in Abuja on December 27, 2011. Nigeria’s top Muslim spiritual leader sought to calm tensions Tuesday after meeting the country’s president over deadly Christmas attacks claimed by Islamists that risk inflaming sectarian divisions. AFP PHOTO / WOLE EMMANUEL (Photo credit should read WOLE EMMANUEL/AFP via Getty Images)
The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar Mohammadu III, has urged Nigerians to brace the odds and make efforts in the task of nation-building, Page 36 learnt.
In a recorded message to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary, the President of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, prayed for the nation’s prosperity and guidance, and for her Leaders to succeed in building a befitting nation for all Nigerians.
The Sultan admitted that there will be challenges ahead, but said that he believes that with a will and determination to succeed, Nigeria will be great as desired by the people.
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