The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III yesterday cautioned Nigerian Muslims against divisions saying the Ummah’s togetherness over the years has paid off.
He spoke shortly before he commissioned the Nawair-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria’s National Central Mosque in Abeokuta, Ogun State, 34 years after it foundation was laid.
The Sultan said the people should not be worried over the long time it took to complete the Mosque as it is the time allotted for its completion by Allah.
He also warned against discrimination among Muslims organisations saying they should see themselves first as Muslims devoid of division or any discrepancy.
Chairman of the occasion, Alhaji Sakariyau Babalola who is the Deputy President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), said the society has contributed and lifted the public perception of Muslims in Yorubaland. The President of the society, Alhaji Rasak Oladejo attributed the successful completion of the mosque to the immense contribution of cash and kind from friends and members.
The Registrar of Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede asked members of the society to bequeath on their children teachings of Islamic knowledge.