Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday commended the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, for his “tireless efforts” at promoting unity in the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Obasanjo made the commendation during a courtesy visit to the sultan in Sokoto.
He said that the country was in dire need of peace for government at all levels to put in place sound policies and programmes that would enhance the well-being of Nigerians.
Obasanjo said he was in the state to inaugurate some programmes initiated by Gov. Aliyu Wamakko’s administration.
He explained that the Asari water project would be inaugurated to enhance the well being of the people.
He commended the administration for making it reality for people to have good access roads both in urban and rural areas.
Responding, Abubakar also commended the former president for his efforts to keep Nigeria one.
“The country is blessed with abundant mineral resources needed to ensure its rapid political growth.
“The time has come for Nigerians, irrespective of tribal, religious and political differences, to work together towards moving the country forward.
“It is only by so doing that the dream of the country to have things fixed in proper shape will be a reality,” he added.
Abubakar also commended the government for providing people-oriented policies and programmes. (NAN)