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Sultan commends FCT Minister
• Nigeria not a mistake, he says

2nd Dec, 2019 | By Anthony Ogunleye | ||

Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar III, has commended the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello for his efforts in giving the Territory a befitting status as the capital of Nigeria.

The Sultan made the commendation when he led a delegation of traditional and religious leaders from the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) on a courtesy visit to FCT Administration (FCTA). He said that the visit was to show support of the body to the Minister in his work towards ensuring the growth and development of the Territory.

The Sultan called on the Minister to spread development of the Territory to its satellite towns and Area Councils, stressing that this will decongest the city centre. He also urged FCTA staff to give 100 per cent loyalty to the Administration so that it can achieve its objective of building for Nigeria a world class capital city. Speaking on the unity of Nigeria, the Sultan described Nigeria as a great country and said that Almighty Allah did not make a mistake "by bringing all of us together in this country."

He admonished Nigerians to work at "strengthening inter-faith relations amongst one another'', adding that NSCIA has been doing that and will continue to do more. In his response, the Minister thanked the Sultan for his good work in terms of bringing cooperation and understanding amongst the major religious groups in Nigeria. He added: "Your stabilizing influence is something that is well known and has been a very important factor that has led to religious harmony in this country."

The Minister prayed that Almighty Allah will continue to guide and give the Sultan the strength to continue to do the good work he has been doing for the Ummah (Muslim faithful) and the nation at large while assuring his guests that he will honour the confidence reposed in him as Minister of FCT.

Members of the delegation included the Emir of Bauchi, Dr Rilwan Suleiman Adamu; Emir of Lafia, Alhaji Sidi Bage; Emir of Keffi, Dr Shehu Yamusa; the Otaru of Auchi, Alhaji Aliru Momoh Ikelebe 111; the Ona of Abaji, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa; the Offor of Umuofor; Secretary General of NSCIA,, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, amongst other traditional and religious leaders.

News Update

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Malam Bello made the pledge when he received a delegation of the FCT Sharia Court of Appeal led by the Grand Khadi, Justice Ibrahim Rufa'i Imam who was on a courtesy visit to FCTA.

Minister of State, FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, made the clarion call and promised to reward such corps members who distinguish themselves during the one-year mandatory service..


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