The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the “hard” policies, especially on economy, which his government has so far taken.
The Sultan, who received Vice President Kashim Shettima on Sallah homage to him in his palace, said that the bold steps taken so far by the government will address challenges confronting the nation
“It is better to take certain decisions now, no matter the hardship. The gains of the future is more important.”
He pledged the support of the Sultanate for the Federal Government’s policies and programmes.
“We support you 100 percent, all of the time and we give you our word on this.
“We will do whatever it takes to maintain peace and stability in our country Nigeria.”
Sultan Sa’ad prayed God to grant Vice President Shettima wisdom and strength to discharge tasks assigned to him as the nation’s number two citizen.
The Vice President called on leaders in the northwest region of the county to unite and support the present administration’s efforts in addressing challenges confronting the people.
“President Tinubu is aware of the challenges facing our people – the insecurity that has pervaded the northwest region and he is taking far reaching measures to address the situation.
“I urge our political leaders to unite in order to confront the common challenges of insecurity, poverty and underdevelopment in the region.”
He conveyed President Tinubu’s felicitations to the Sultanate, even as he stressed the importance of peace and unity.
“There can never be development without peace.”
He said that the Tinubu administration, in acknowledgment of the role of the traditional institution, remains committed to giving it the necessary support to contribute to the nation’s progress.
Vice President Shettima tasked the State Governor, Dr. Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto on providing purposeful leadership, dressing the need for him to maintain cordial relationship with leaders across the State.
Speaking earlier at a brief reception for the Vice President at the Government House, Governor Aliyu Sokoto expressed gratitude for the visit, describing the gesture by the Vice President as a show of “deep love for Sokoto State and its people”.
He described Vice President Shettima as a man of patience, tolerance and courage, assuring him of the State’s support for the success of the Tinubu administration.
Other dignitaries at the Sallah homage were Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State; Sokoto State Deputy Governor, Idris Gobir; the Senator representing Sokoto North senatorial District, Senator Aliyu Wamakko; the Deputy Chief of Staff to the President, Senator Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia; the APC Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Abubakar Kyari and Speaker of Sokoto State House of Assembly, Tukur Bodinga, among others.