The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has called on the numerous ethnic groups in Nigeria to embrace their diversity and live harmoniously among themselves.
The sultan admonished the various tribes to continue to foster the bond of good interrelationships among themselves and strive to live in peace at all times.
He maintained that God knows exactly what He did when He created Nigeria and filled it with the various ethnic groups to live together as one country.
The Sultan of Sokoto made the remarks when he served as the chairman of the Leadership Award and Conference in Abuja.
In his words: “If we are to go our 1 million ways, how do we survive? God Almighty will and can never make a mistake, that is his will and must be obeyed.
“Bringing us together as Nigerians is not a mistake and that is what God wanted. If he wants anything else he will do it in no time so we have to accept our religious beliefs as good Christians and Muslims.
“We all know we are from one source and creator.
We have to live together as one people to face these challenges of insecurity, no one can do it alone as the Commander-in-Chief or the Chief of Defence Staff. We must rise up to take the issue of insecurity as our own personal problem, we must all contribute to this challenge of insecurity and if we do that, in a couple of years we will be driving with our eyes closed from Kaduna to Abuja with no potholes; from Kaduna to Sokoto with clear roads and Maiduguri to Kano, that is our prayers in the next few weeks, month or years as we will get to that level.”