By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
SULTAN of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has identified lack of education and proper orientation as key factors responsible for Nigeria’s current crisis.
Abubakar spoke in Sokoto weekend while turbaning the state Commissioner of Finance, Alhaji Sa’idu Umar as the new ‘Ubandoman ‘ Sokoto.
He frowned at those hiding under the umbrella of Islam to carryout carlous mission of killings and attacks on innocent citizens in the name of religion.
According to the reverred leader,” if there was education and proper orientation, all these would not have been happening especially at a time when the country is making efforts to secure its rightful place in the development process of its economy and citizens.”
In the same vein, Abubakar said the unity and strength of Islam should not be compromised, stressing that the muslim ummah must act and protect the words of God for the peace and stability of the country through acquiring education.
He urged the new Ubandoma to see his position as a reflection of leadership responsibility not rulership.
According to the religious monarch” this title is not a mere or conventional title but one with religious responsibilities of leadership to foster the teachings and practice in Islam as well the reverred institution of the caliphate.
” We have to stick to and maintain the track records and legacies bequeath us for over 200 years”, he said.
Shortly after the colourful ceremony at the Banquet Hall of the palace, the new Ubandoman Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’idu Umar pledged his loyalty to the Sultan and the sultanate council with a promise to promote the ideals of the institution in line with the title.
He however, thanked the Sultanate council and the state government for finding him worthy for the title.
Those who graced the ceremony included former Minister of state for Health, Dr Halliru Alhassan, former Gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi, District Heads, Alhaji Aminu Dikko, former clerk of the Sokoto state House of Assembly,Alhaji Harande Mahe, members of the state executive council, friends and we’ll wishers among others were also thrilled by the special drummers of the Sarkin Sudan of Wurno and many other traditional drummers