Sultan urges ad­her­ence to rule of law, jus­tice

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From A.Muham­mad,Sokoto Rakiya

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.

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