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John Kerry Visits Sultan of Sokoto, Lauds his Efforts in Promoting Religious Tolerance

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PIC. 3. FROM LEFT: GOV. AMINU TAMBUWAL OF SOKOTO STATE; THE U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE, MR JOHN KERRY; AND THE SULTAN OF SOKOTO, ALHAJI SA'AD  ABUBAKAR III , DURING KERRY’S ARRIVAL ON A COURTESY VISIT TO THE SULTAN'S PALACE IN SOKOTO ON TUESDAY(23/8/16). 5898/23/8/2016/ BRM/BJO/NAN

FROM LEFT: GOV. AMINU TAMBUWAL OF SOKOTO STATE; THE U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE, MR JOHN KERRY; AND THE SULTAN OF SOKOTO, ALHAJI SA’AD ABUBAKAR III , DURING KERRY’S ARRIVAL ON A COURTESY VISIT TO THE SULTAN’S PALACE IN SOKOTO ON TUESDAY(23/8/16). 5898/23/8/2016/ BRM/BJO/NAN

The United States’ Secretary of State, John Kerry, is currently in Nigeria.

On Tuesday, he visited the palace of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar where he lauded the efforts of the Sultan in promoting religious tolerance and understanding among Nigerians.

He said that the Sultanate Council was building a community of tolerance for peace, progress and political stability in Nigeria.

He said that the United States would continue to identify itself with the Sultanate in strengthening religious tolerance and understanding among Nigerians.

He said that being the first secretary of state to visit the seat of the caliphate, all hands should be on deck towards strengthening religious knowledge among Nigerians.

Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar had earlier expressed delight at the visit.

He said that the council would continue to promote peaceful coexistence among Nigerians for the overall political growth of the country.

He explained that religious tolerance and understanding among Nigerians remained the principal objective of the Sultanate in mobilising Nigerians to tolerate one another for peace, progress and political stability of the country .

Governor Aminu Tambuwal, who accompanied Kerry to the palace, said the state government would continued to strengthen peaceful coexistence among the people, irrespective of religious, tribal and political differences.

“We don’t discriminate on religious, tribal, ethnic or political affiliations, as we accommodate all for peace and harmony,” he said.

Kerry had a closed door meeting with Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar and some leaders of the two major religions.

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara and Inuwa Abdulkadir, Deputy National Chairman of APC North West, were present during the courtesy visit on the Sultan.

Photo Credit: NAN PHOTO

6 Comments

  1. The Real Oma

    August 23, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    All these oyibo people and their nonsense famzing. How has the Sultan helped to promote religious tolerance, if going by comments on the Zamfara issue, many Northern Christians live in fear of their Muslim brothers???

    • nene+

      August 23, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      Secretary Kerry????
      I doubt!

  2. Prince

    August 23, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    All these yeyecious muslims are phucking hypocrites. They come out and say something and do something totally different. I’m sure when John Kerry leaves they’ll also speak ill of him. Their religion is damn phuked up

    • Mustapha Aliyu

      September 6, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      chai!you are all jealous because Kerry visit john Kerry understand your religion first before you criticize Kerry and badmouth the Muslims, they know themseselves that islam is all about peace that is why it is the fastest growing religion in the world I challenge you to conduct a research.

  3. nnenne

    August 24, 2016 at 3:11 am

    Funny thing is, the Northerners are very smart but ironically the southerners, who are stupid, especially South Easterners, think otherwise.

    In all things, the North stays winning.
    Talk about eating your cake and still have it!

    There is God o!

  4. elijah

    August 26, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Nigeria is a multi-religious country with Christian and Moslem population running neck on neck (50% :50)%).. Why on earth should John Kerry decide to visit only the Moslem religious leader as if the Sultan represents all other religious groups including Christians in Nigeria? In my view, Kerry’s choice is unfortunate.

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