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4 Things To Know About Sultan of Sokoto As He Marks 10 Years On The Throne

sultan-of-sokotoThe Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III is celebrating a decade of his reign. Here are four things you should know about the monarch;

The 20th Sultan was born in Sokoto on August 24, 1956 and attended the prestigious Barewa College, Zaria. He then proceeded to the Nigerian Defence Academy in 1975.

Having been commissioned as Second Lieutenant in 1977, he commanded an AU mission and was also part of an ECOWAS mission in the 90’s

The Sultan is the head of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (Society for the Support of Islam – JNI), and also serves as the president-general of the Nigerian National Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA)

Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III ascended the throne upon the death of his brother, Muhammadu Maccido, who died on ADC Airlines Flight 53.

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