Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto, has urged Nigerians to live together as one, regardless of religious and ethnic differences.
The Sultan spoke on Thursday at the 2020 Leadership Newspaper award and conference in Abuja, on the backdrop of secession agitations in the country.
He said God did not make a mistake by creating the country comprising of different ethnicities.
The monarch said it will be difficult for different groups to survive if Nigeria breaks up.
He called for a concerted effort to tackle insecurity in the country.
“If we are to go our 1 million ways, how do we survive? God Almighty will and can never make a mistake, that is his will and must be obeyed,” he said.
“Bringing us together as Nigerians is not a mistake and that is what God wanted. If he wants anything else he will do it in no time so we have to accept our religious beliefs as good Christians and Muslims. We all know we are from one source and creator.
“We have to lived together as one people to face these challenges of insecurity, no one can do it alone as the commander-in-chief or the chief of defence staff.
“We must rise up to take the issue of insecurity as our own personal problem, we must all contribute to this challenge of insecurity and if we do that, in a couple of years we will be driving with our eyes closed from Kaduna to Abuja with no potholes; from Kaduna to Sokoto with clear roads and Maiduguri to Kano, that is our prayers in the next few weeks, month or years as we get to that level.