From: Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Monday, said lack of education and proper orientation were key factors responsible for the myriad of crises current plaguing Nigeria.
The Sultan spoke, in Sokoto, 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 callous mission of killings and attacks on innocent citizens in the name of religion.
According to the revered 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.”
He urged the new Ubandoma to see his position as a reflection of leadership responsibility not ruler ship.
According to the 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 revered institution of the caliphate.
“We have to stick to and maintain the track records and legacies bequeath us for over 200 years”, he said.
The new traditional holder, 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.