The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III has urged Muslims to imbibe the spirit of forgiveness and sacrifices among one another.
He also called on eligible Muslims in the country to ensure they obtain their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) to elect the leaders they desire.
The Sultan said these in his Sallah message on Saturday in Sokoto whole he urged citizens to pray for their leaders, security agencies and the nation.
He said: “We should continue to thank the Almighty Allah for His blessings and gift of life to celebrate this great moment.
“The security challenges we are facing in our country has continue to remain a source of concern and worrisome.
“As such we should use this period of worship to pray for our leaders, security agencies and the nation to prosper.
“Moreover, as leaders we will not get tired of calling on the citizens to continue to pray for our country, therefore we should sustain more prayers for peace, unity and prosperity of Nigeria.
“Our security agencies should always be appreciated and encourage for the sustained effort and commitment to address our current situation,” he said.
Sultan Abubakar further added: “Our PVC is the only weapon we have to elect leaders we desire, as such I urged on all Muslim who are eligible to get their voter cards to be able to vote the leaders we deserve in the country”.
As regards the forthcoming elections, he appealed to politicians to fear Allah and ensure peaceful electioneering processes in the country.
Abubakar also appreciated the Sokoto State Government for its sustained support to the needy and vulnerable in the society and security agencies for their dedication in addressing security challenges in the country.