The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged Nigerians to use their votes wisely and elect good leaders in the forthcoming general election scheduled for February and March this year.
The Sultan gave the advice when he addressed participants at the 29th regular meeting of the National Council on Water Resources in Sokoto.
His Eminence regretted that many negative things were being said about Sokoto and the North in terms of the security situation.
“You who are here in Sokoto are living witness that the state is peaceful, with a very quiet and stable environment. Sokoto State is home to all; we don’t have non-indigenes, but rather resident communities. We are One Big Family.
“Let’s put ethnicity aside if we want our country Nigeria to progress as a nation. Nigeria is far better than many countries of the world in terms of security.
“Resident communities in Sokoto are not paying school fees for their wards in all public schools across the state.
“God has adequate reasons for making us live together irrespective of our beliefs, tribe or ethnicity,” the Sultan further noted, saying that if he so wishes he will in his wisdom make us speak the same language and practice the same religion without challenge.
The monarch also called on Nigerians to do whatever they could to free the country from the present challenge of insecurity which is becoming a global phenomenon.