Sultan urges adherence to rule of law, justice
Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, yesterday called for adherence to the rule of rule, justice and equity, saying any society which lacks these values was bound to fail.
“Justice must be available to all citizens, irrespective of religious, ethnic or political affinities’’, he said at the opening ceremony of the 8th annual national conference of the Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria (MULAN) held in Sokoto.
Presenting a paper titled; Integrity in Governance: Islamic Perspective, the Emir of Gummi in Zamfara State, retired Justice Lawal Gummi, called for the entrenchment of good governance, saying people entrusted with governance should be of proven integrity.
Governor Aminu Tambuwal reiterated of the state government’s determination to ensure the rule of law, justice and equity for all citizens.
Tambuwal, who was represented by retired Justice Muhammadu Binji, tasked lawyers on prevailing national issues.
National President of the association, Alhaji Waziri Salako, stressed the need for Nigerians to consider security as a collective responsibility. He expressed concern over the increase in kidnapping in the country and killings in Plateau State. Salako commended the federal government’s current efforts against insurgency.
The event featured the presentation of a book titled; Islamic Law and Contemporary Issues in Nigeria, by the association in honour of the sultan.