The Sultan of Sokoko, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar, has said that Islam was a religion of peace.
He said this at a three-day General Assembly/National Executive Meeting (NEC) meeting of NSCIA at the Central Mosque, Abuja.
He said that Nigeria, like any other nation, was facing challenges which would be surmounted in people across faith and ethnicity joined hands.
Abubakar said that leaders should remember that leadership was all about service and not an opportunity to display pride and arrogance or boss people around.
The Sultan said that the education of children be taken seriously especially the girl-child.
“We are working hard; we are having a lot of joint programmes with the Supreme Council and the first lady’s office and very soon, you will see programmes that will be beneficial to the common people especially the women.
“Beneficial to thousands of women who have been divorced by their husbands; thousands of young children who cannot go to school,’’ he said.
He said that Nigerian Muslims were solidly behind good leadership.
Earlier, in his opening remarks, Prof. Salisu Shehu, Deputy Secretary, NSCIA, said the meeting was the highest decision making forum of the council.
He said the resolutions would be for the general good of Islam and the nation in general.