Sultan calls for social justice


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saád Abubakar III, has identified social justice and the fear of God as essential ingredients for peace and progress in the country.

Abubakar spoke on Saturday in Sokoto when he received members of an internet-based NGO, Dandalin Siyasa On line Forum.

`` We should ensure these virtues in whatever we do in Nigeria and this is the only way we can develop,'' Abubakar said.

He said religious, political and ethnic affiliations should not constitute barriers among Nigerians in their interaction.

The traditional ruler said interaction among Nigerians must be based on mutual respect rather than suspicion.

Abubakar also said that all reputable organisations operating in the country should be guided by lofty ideals capable of promoting development.

Earlier, the National Chairman of the Forum, Alhaji Hashimu Ubale, had told the Sultan that the members were in Sokoto for their 3rd annual anniversary.

`` We are at the palace to seek your fatherly counsel and blessings. The forum is a voluntary, non political and non economic one.

`` It is a gathering of people of like minds aimed at improving the political landscape in the country. We have membership drawn from Nigeria and abroad,'' he said.