July 21, 2024
NSCIA Cautions Political Leaders Against Muzzling Traditional Rulers
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NSCIA Cautions Political Leaders Against Muzzling Traditional Rulers

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has urged governments and political leaders across the country to continue to accord the traditional institution and its holders the due respect that they deserve, especially where such is combined with Islamic leadership.

The body made the call in a communique at the end of NSCIA’s ninth Expanded General Purpose Committee (EGPC) meeting held in Abuja and signed by Prof Is-haq Oloyede, the Secretary-General of NSCIA and EGPC.

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The call comes amid the crisis of mistrust in Kano and Sokoto states over the seat of the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the NSCIA, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, on one hand and the stand-off, conflicting court judgements and disagreements, including among the ulama, in Kano State over the controversy heralding the deposition of the 15th Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, and the reinstatement of the deposed 14th Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II.