The Sultan of Sokoto, in northwest Nigeria Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has called on Catholic Bishops in the country, to continue to preach peaceful coexistence among the people.
The monarch made the call when members of the Catholic Bishops Conference, who were in the state for their annual conference, paid him a courtesy visit in his palace in Sokoto on Friday.
He maintained that leaders should always tell the truth and stop hiding under religion and ethnicity to mislead the people.
The monarch assured the Catholic Bishops of his commitment towards strengthening peaceful coexistence in the country.
He added that such visit would go a long way in promoting mutual understanding among adherents of the two religions.
The President of the Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Augustine Akubueze, commended the Sultan for his condemnation of acts of terrorism in Nigeria.