The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) headed by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has felicitated with the Christian compatriots on the occasion of 2018 Christmas.
In a statement by its Deputy Secretary-General, Salisu Shehu, Sultan Abubakar wished Christians God’s guidance and abundant blessings embedded in the festive season as they celebrate an important milestone of high spiritual import.
The monarch urged Christians to pray for peace in the country and fair credible 2019 election.
“As you pray and celebrate, we join you in prayers as we beseech the Almighty God to make Nigeria overcome her current challenges and grant us peaceful, successful, fair and credible elections in the coming months.
“Prophet ‘Isa (PBUH) or Jesus is one of the top-ranking Prophets of God that all Muslims venerate. In fact, the Qur’an mentions his name more than 25 times.
“Though, his personality or divinity may be viewed differently by the teeming adherents of Christianity and Islam, the fact remains that in Jesus Christ, all of us, Christians and Muslims alike have a role model, an exemplar and a symbol of our commonality as a people of faith.
The NSCIA, therefore, urged Nigerians to emulate him and other true Prophets of God.