Sokoto the seat of the caliphate is at the moment avid with pomp and pageant as the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, marks his 10th year anniversary on November 5, 2016.
Following the tremendous of the Sultan’s massive feat, many preparations put in place by the Sokoto’s Sultanate Council and the Magajin Garin Sokoto are in top gear for this epoch making events.
While speaking to newsmen at the palace of the Sultan, Alhaji Hassan Danbaba, a Palace Senior Counselor hinted that the Emir of Kano and Etsu Nupe are expected to send more than 500 horses, even as over 700 are also expected from the Emir of Argungu.
Arrangements lined up for the epoch making event according to the councilor include the event beginning with a dinner this evening November 2nd, and this will be followed by a symposium on the Sultanate’s contributions to politics, economy, others on Thursday, November 3, 2016.
Then on November 4th being there will be Special prayers for peace and unity which will be held at the Sultan Bello Mosque, Sokoto, and then the grand finale which is scheduled for November 5th, will feature a grand durbar, which will feature thousands of horse riders.
The Councilor hinted also that by March 2017, new traditional title holders will be turbaned by the Sultan, however, while paying accolades to the Sultan, he described him as being very committed to unity and the cause of humanity; “One of the most tremendous achievements is unity of Muslim Ummah and Nigeria at large.”
The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and other prominent guests are expected to attend the event.
It would be recalled that Alhaji Abubakar was installed as the 20th Sultan of Sokoto Caliphate on November 2, 2006.