Nigeria belongs to no one religion —Sultan

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The Sultan of Sokoto and President General Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in Nigeria (NSCIA) Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar 111 has said Nigeria is neither an Islamic State nor a Christian State, hence the need for all to understand its pluralism and respect one another.

Sultan, who noted that the country is not also a Judaism religion, further called on all Nigerians to hold unto their religions as they will be held accountable on the day of judgement.

While admonsihing Nigerians to allow everybody practice his religion as guaranteed by the Constitution anywhere in Nigeria Sultan appealed that the issue of hijab should not be an issue anywhere.

Speaking during the official commissioning of Sokoto State Remodelled High Court Complex, Sultan noted that justice is the foundation of any society, hence the need for judiciary officials to be fair to all.

The Sultan further lamented that corruption is the most terrible challenge in Nigeria, adding however, that it’s accomplices include banditry, armed robbery, rustling, kidnapping and other forms of crimes.

Speaking before commssioning the multi-million naira remodelled High Court Complex in Sokoto, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN said independence of the judiciary is boosted with sound welfare hence the propensity to deliver more when people’s morals is improved upon.

Malami, who noted that the judiciary forms great catalysts modern day democracy, confirmed that governor Amimu Waziri Tambuwal has indeed exhibited guality leadership in Sokoto State.

Earlier in his welcome address, Sokoto State Chief Judge, Justice Muhammed Saidu Sifawa said the renovation of the over 45 years old High Court Complex is second to none in Nigeria of today.

Speaking, the state governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal said truly the Court building was established in 1976 and since then, has not received any serious renovation or remodeling.

Those present in the event included Justice Amina Adamu Augie, Chief Judges of Katsina, Kebbi, Zamfara, Jigawa and Bauchi States as well as the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar 111.


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