Sultan felicitates with Christians at Christmas

Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar III [Photo Credit: Daily Trust]

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar, has felicitated with Nigerian Christians on the occasion of the 2017 Christmas celebrations.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Deputy Secretary General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Salisu Shehu, sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday.

The statement said, “Christmas, which marks the commemoration of the birth of Prophet Isa (Jesus Christ) –peace be upon him-, should inspire love, compassion and kindness and these are virtuous attributes and characters that all believers are enjoined to imbibe.

“As you celebrate this important event, the Muslim community in Nigeria wishes you God’s guidance and abundant blessings.”

It also encouraged Christian believers to continue to preach the gospel of unity, understanding, peaceful co-existence and development.

“We, therefore, wish to use this opportunity to urge our Christian compatriots to make the best use of this season to pray fervently for our dear country, Nigeria that we can continue to live together peacefully so that we prosper as a nation.

“For these reasons, all believers in Him (Jesus Christ) have an obligation to stand for justice, equity and fairness to all oppressed people in this country and the world over,” the statement said.

The Nigerian government on Wednesday declared Monday, December 26, and Tuesday, 27 as public holidays to mark the Christmas and Boxing Day celebration.

The government also declared Monday, January 2, 2017 as public holiday to mark the New Year.


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  • emmanuel

    The Satan should keep that felicitation to himself. he is an irredeemable demonic agent

    • blackdove

      True followers of Jesus Christ will never utter such gutter words. Satan himself is one of God’s children and still visits the heavens from time to time. Read your bible very well, and pray for God’s mercy to remove the excessive hatred that is weighing your heart down. Merry Xmas in advance.

    • Pluti

      It’s a sin to insult one who felicitates and wish you well if you are religious but even a Pegan/unbeliever respect courtesy, and courtesy still wants you to love your neighbor as yourself. So nor dey behave like Mumu

  • UYI111

    The satan from hell should start his good will by telling his boys to stop the killings in Southern Kaduna southern bornu and all other killings going on in the North and else where not lip service .
    Ever since he assume that seat the blood of Christian women /elderly and children has been shared in great measure more than cows and rams in that part of the world with his support we are not fools !!!!!!!!!!