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NACOMYO pays tribute to Sultan

Alhaji Saad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto

THE National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations (NACOMYO) has implored the Sultan of Sokoto and Amirul Mumineen of Nigeria, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III to sustain his efforts at nation building and achieving global peace.

In a tribute on the occasion of the traditional ruler’s 10th aniversary of his ascension to the Sultanate throne, the apex Muslim youth group lauded the traditional ruler for his efforts at achieving a united Nigeria.

NACOMYO, in a statement by its National President, Alhaji Kamalddin Akintunde, stated that Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar had made impacts in intra and inter-faith harmony, fostering religious tolerance among adherents of the various faiths, scholarship initiatives, unity of the Ummah, cooperation for development and humanitarian and charitable undertakings.

The group noted that the foremost traditional ruler and spiritual head of Muslims had since his ascension in 2006 travelled the length and breadth of the country, building bridges within and across faiths, ethnic groups and races.

NACOMYO urged the president of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and co-chairman of the Nigeria Inter-religious Council (NIREC) to consolidate on his peace building endeavours for sustainable unity, growth and development of the country.

The group opined that “Sultanate Foundation for Peace and Development,” established by the monarch is a patriotic initiative at advancing the cause of humanity,” just as it applauded the proposed Nana Asma’u College of Medical Sciences by the monarch as a step in the right direction.