President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has just paid Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, a courtesy visit.
During the visit, the Sultan commended the Governor for displaying religious tolerance in his spell as the number one citizen of the Southwest State.
The commendation which came in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, shortly before the Sultan led a national prayer for peace, security, stability and development, in honour of Deputy President General (South) of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sakariyau Olayiwola Babalola.
The leader of Muslims in Nigeria, also enjoined various religious groups across the country to make prayer a daily routine as the country requires spiritual solutions to its peculiar challenges.
Governor Aregbesola observed that economy and abject poverty, rather than religion, is the major springboard of the Boko Haram insurgency which has ravaged Nigeria’s northeast region since 2009.
During the Sultan’s courtesy call on the Governor, the Sultan commended Aregbesola for his commitment to the development of humanity regardless of socio-economic, political and religious differences.
He said the state under the leadership of Aregbesola has demonstrated high sense of fairness to religious organisations in the State.