By Modupe Gbadeyanka
The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, has been congratulated on his 60th birthday by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr Buhari, in his message to the monarch, said the Sultan has demonstrated uncommon leadership style, patriotism and wisdom in his consistent advocacy for security, peace and unity of Nigeria.
The President disclosed that the wise counsels and support of the royal father on issues of good governance, girl-child education, infant and child mortality, and agriculture has greatly enriched his administration’s efforts to improve the livelihood of Nigerians.
He further said as the head of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), the Sultan has shown exceptional characters of a true leader.
The President joined the people and government of Sokoto State, the Muslim community and family members to wish the Sultan good health and long life to continue in the service of humanity.