Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has made it clear to Nigerian politicians that traditional leaders are not their competitors or enemies.
He spoke today when he received in audience in his palace in Sokoto, the new Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II.
The Sultan, who advised the new Emir of Kano to be fair, just with the fear of God emphasize that traditional leaders were not competing with politicians but are ready to support whoever occupies the position of leadership at a particular time.
“Politicians should listen to us. As Muslim leaders, we support whoever occupies a position whether that of a President, governor or Minister. So, there is need for synergy in order to move the country forward.
“We are partners in progress not competitors and we will not relent in giving the necessary advice to politicians because that is what is expected of us.” [myad]