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Sultan of Sokoto must be guarded jealously – says VP Shettima

Kashim Shettima, the Nigeria Vice President has stated that the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, is an institution that must be jealously guarded and protected.

He made this remark on Monday, 24th of June 2024, while speaking at the ongoing North West Peace & Security Summit in Katsina State.

According to Shettima, the Sultan is much more than a monarch adding that he represents an idea.

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Speaking further that the Sultan and other traditional rulers in the country need to be guarded jealously for the promotion and growth preservation of the country, Shettima said:

“In all developmental issues in this country, His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, I want to use him as a point of reference to recognise and appreciate all our royal fathers present here.

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“And to the deputy governor of Sokoto, I have a simple message for you, Yes, the Sultan is the Sultan of Sokoto, but he is much more than that; he represents an idea, he is an Institution, that all of us in this country need to jealousy guard, protect, promote, preserve and project for the growth of our nation.”

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Shettima said this after an alarm was raised by the Executive Director of the Muslim Rights Council (MURIC), Prof. Isiaq Akintola that the Sokoto government is allegedly plotting to depose the Sultan.

Akintola in a statement on Monday said Nigerian Muslims would reject any thought of deposing the Sultan after the state Governor, Ahmed Aliyu, deposed 15 traditional rulers for various offences. [CONTINUE READING HERE]>>>>

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