Sultan of Sokoto: We’re worried – Miyetti Allah issues caution


The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has has urged Nigerian politicians to desist from toying with sultanate institutions

The National President of MACBAN, Alhaji Baba Othman-Ngelzarma, made the call in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Othman-Ngelzarma stressed the need for the protection and preservation of the institution of the Sultanate in the country.

He said that the institution of the Sultanate which dates over two hundred years should not be toyed with by politicians who were supposed to be channeling their energy in promoting good governance.

Othman-Ngelzarma faulted the alleged subtle threats to emasculate the revered Sultan, who is the symbol of Islamic authority in Nigeria.

He said, ”We believe protecting and preserving the institution of the Sultanate is a cardinal responsibility of every right thinking personality in the country.

”We call upon the Sokoto State Government, especially the legislature, to tread softly and do all that is necessary to preserve and protect the institution that represents an all important ideology that created it.

”Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, is worried by the media reports alleging that the Sokoto Government intends to whittle down the powers of his Eminence the Sultan, Alhaji Saad Abubakar III.”

According to him, MACBAN stood firmly with the Sultan, adding that they believed he deserved better as he had shown capacity to uphold justice and equity in all his dealings.

”This is evident in his efforts in propagating religious and ethnic tolerance in Nigeria among diverse groups.

”His background as a military man, his resoluteness to speak the truth and his standing for the poor and underprivileged in spite of being an aristocrat makes him a model for leaders to emulate,” he added.

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