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Nigeria’s stability is our top priority in the north – Sultan

Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad III, the Sultan of Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, says that the stability of Nigeria is the top priority of traditional rulers in the north.

Alhaji Abubakar who is the chairman of the Northern Traditional Rulers Council stated this in Kaduna at the opening of the 6th General Assembly of the Northern Traditional Rulers Council on Monday.

The Sultan noted that traditional rulers in the north work as partners with the government for national unity, growth and development of the country.

He noted that they will caution governors and political leaders to fear Allah and always put the people first.

The chairman who urged traditional rulers across Nigeria to prioritise nation building noted that they (traditional rulers) are leaders at the grassroots, saying that they have much at stake in ensuring peace and stability in the country.

Speaking further he noted that the council would deliberate on how to provide access to qualitative education in the north, saying that the more people became educated in the north, the less the level of criminality and insecurity in the region.

“We are working on uplifting the standard education in our various communities and quality teachers, with good teachers, we will have quality education and good graduates.

“To our governors, we will support them when they have good programmes, we will work very hard to ensure successful completion of their programmes,” he added.

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