He gave the warning Saturday in Sokoto at the turbaning of three new district heads and two traditional title holders in the state.
Sultan Abubakar, who was represented by the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Ilyasu Bashar, said traditional rulers should be fathers to all, irrespective of any religious, ethnic or political differences, adding that “leadership in any form is a trust and all leaders will be accountable for their stewardship”.
The foremost monarch noted that the new traditional rulers and title holders were selected based on merit and their wealth of experience, urging them to focus on the welfare and comfort of their people.
The Sultan also warned against greed, moral decadence, corruption and vices, which he said were the bane of the contemporary Nigerian society.
He also appealed to Nigerians to collectively and fervently pray for sustained peace and unity in the country.
Those turbaned include: Alhaji Bala Abubakar III, the state’s Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Commissioner for Budget, who became the Durunbun Sokoto and Alhaji Sa’idu Maccido, the immediate past Director of Information in the state’s Ministry of Information, who was turbaned as the Dan-Buram Sokoto.
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