The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has said Nigeria will remain as one nation with a common goal of purposeful development, despite political tension nationwide.
The top traditional ruler, however, warned that activities of some should not be allowed to break up Nigeria.
The Sultan in a statement, ask elders and community elders to call to order troublesome youths.
He also challenged elder statesmen to call youth to order, educate them on the needs for peaceful co-existence, irrespective of their states of origin.
He said, “I am calling on all Nigerians to imbibe and embrace the culture and spirit of living in peace, irrespective of tribal, ethnic or regional differences.
“Nigeria would continue to remain one nation with a common goal of purposeful development. The action of some should not be allowed to tear the country apart.
“Bad ones among our people should be called to order by their elders and community leaders.
“I challenge elder statesmen to call the youth to order and educate them on the need for peaceful coexistence in their respective geo-political zones.
“As traditional leaders, we would continue to preach love among the diverse communities in our domains throughout the country.”