ADVERTISEMENT

Sultan calls for dialogue in solving challenges

The Sultan made the call on Wednesday in Abuja at the presentation of a Book, “How a Congress of Baboons Made a General” in honour of former Chief of Defence Staff, Lt.-Gen. Martin Luther Agwai (rtd).

Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III

The Book is written by Rebecca Agwai, Gen. Agwai’s daughter.

The Sultan, who noted that Nigeria was faced with myriad problems was however, optimistic that the country would overcome its challenges.

“We know we have problems, but I am sure that Nigeria will overcome its insecurity problems, “ he said.

ADVERTISEMENT

Presenting the Book, Abubakar said, we shall overcome.

“Let us not give up; there is hope; there are good people still struggling to put things together to bring us together in a forum such as this.

“Let’s continue talking to ourselves. We should never get tired of dialogue.

“Let’s not get tired of telling ourselves the truth, because as we all know, the truth shall set us free.”

“We must look at who we were so many years ago and who we are now and what we want to be in the future,“ the monarch said.

ADVERTISEMENT

The Chairman of the occasion, Alhaji Bashir Tofa, described Agwai as a patriotic Nigerian who ensured peace and integrity of the country, especially as a military officer.

Tofa also lauded the author of the Book, describing her as “a true jewel.”

On his part, the Book reviewer, Mr Richard Umar, member, Editorial Board of the Guardian newspaper, said the book contained four parts, including Agwai’s childhood and the influences that shaped early development among others.

In an interview with journalists at the occasion, Agwai said “we must agree that we have insecurity as a challenge and must put heads together to solve the problem to ensure peace and development.

He also called on Nigerians to develop a new vision for the development for the country, adding that “we must learn to forgive one another so that Nigeria can move forward. “

ADVERTISEMENT

NAN reports that representatives of Service Chiefs, former Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase among other important dignitaries attended the event.

Highpoint of the event was a symposium, tagged, “Security, Peace and Leadership as Catalysts for National Development”, in honour of Agwai who turned 70 years.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

You’re not the only voice of the people  — Tinubu berates NLC

You’re not the only voice of the people  — Tinubu berates NLC

Lawmakers want secondary school students tested for drugs

Lawmakers want secondary school students tested for drugs

FG recruits 2,497 health workers to replace doctors, nurses who left Nigeria

FG recruits 2,497 health workers to replace doctors, nurses who left Nigeria

Displaced persons threaten return to Boko Haram areas due to economic crisis

Displaced persons threaten return to Boko Haram areas due to economic crisis

More Nigerians at risk of mental health issues as economic woes intensify

More Nigerians at risk of mental health issues as economic woes intensify

War-torn Ukraine donates wheat to feed 1 million people in war-torn Sudan

War-torn Ukraine donates wheat to feed 1 million people in war-torn Sudan

NLC says leaders were threatened to cancel protests against hunger

NLC says leaders were threatened to cancel protests against hunger

President Tinubu will leave Nigeria for 2-day visit to Qatar today

President Tinubu will leave Nigeria for 2-day visit to Qatar today

Police PRO says security getting better and social media is blowing up old cases

Police PRO says security getting better and social media is blowing up old cases

Pulse Sports

Ex-Arsenal midfielder rushed to hospital following brain-related injury

Ex-Arsenal midfielder rushed to hospital following brain-related injury

I don't want him punished — Greenwood opens up on feelings after Bellingham's alleged name-calling

I don't want him punished — Greenwood opens up on feelings after Bellingham's alleged name-calling

Rinsola Babajide and Ashleigh Plumptre: England stars reunite with Super Falcons of Nigeria

Rinsola Babajide and Ashleigh Plumptre: England stars reunite with Super Falcons of Nigeria

‘I must marry Osimhen’ - Busty Nigerian fan declares after Napoli star nets in Cagliari draw

‘I must marry Osimhen’ - Busty Nigerian fan declares after Napoli star nets in Cagliari draw

Ancelotti plans for Kylian Mbappe revealed

Ancelotti plans for Kylian Mbappe revealed

No Osimhen? Give us Boniface — Chelsea desperate to tap into Super Eagles' striker pool

No Osimhen? Give us Boniface — Chelsea desperate to tap into Super Eagles' striker pool

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT