Sa’ad Abubakar III, the sultan of Sokoto, has enjoined muslims to be peaceful and refused to be provoked to take up arms to fight over any issue or comment made by anybody in the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr Abubakar III made the appeal at the opening ceremony of the 108th edition of Islamic Vacation Course, IVC, at IVC permanent site in Ogun State.
The event themed ‘Unification’, was organised by the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, MSSN B Zone.
The Sultan who spoke on Islamic law and the Nigerian constitution, emphasised on the need for muslims to remain calm over any issue concerning their faith.
On his part, the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, urged muslims to ensure that their wards get education.
The first class traditional ruler said this would reduce illiteracy, poverty and social vices.
He further admonished muslims on peace and unity to address various challenges facing them, urging them to recognise, identify and address the internal problems challenging them which had led to increased poverty and social vices.
Also, Rauf Olaniyan, the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, enjoined those present at the event to take advantage of government initiative called ‘Better Education Service Delivery for All’ (BESDA) to reduce the number of out-of-school children in their communities.
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