The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Friday urged politicians to ensure the sustainability of peace and unity in the country.
The sultan gave the advice in his Eid-el Fitr message to Nigerians.
He said that the challenges being encountered in the country were numerous and that most of them were initiated by some selfish politicians.
“As we are approaching the political era, it is our hope that politicians in the country will allow the peace and unity of Nigeria.
“Moreover, our youth should stay peacefully and not to allow any selfish politician to use them in distracting the relative peace and unity in the country.
“More so, distraction of peaceful democracy in any society will only set it backward in all areas of human development,” Sultan said.
The monarch further urged Nigerians to complement the efforts of the security agencies toward securing the country, pointing out that security is a collective responsibility.
He praised efforts by the federal and Sokoto state governments to restore the lost glories of the educational and agricultural sectors, and called on Nigerians to support such efforts.
The Royal Father urged Muslims to reflect on, and uphold the virtues of the Ramadan fast that included patience, perseverance and brotherliness.
While wishing all Nigerians happy sallah celebration, the Sultan appealed to them to sustain their prayers for President Muhammadu Buhari, state governors and all other leaders in the country.