Maulud anniversary: Gov Matawalle solicits unity among Nigerian Muslims

Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State has solicited unity among Nigerian Muslims, saying that there is no way Islam would thrive without unity of the Muslims.

He made this remark during the closure of the 36th National Maulid Anniversary in Gusau, the state capital, which the state hosted to mark the birthday of Sheikh Ibrahim Inyass.

The Governor explained that the ceremony, which holds annually is another avenue where Muslims across the world gather to praise Allah and his messenger, Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

According to the Governor, this year’s Maulud, which attracted hundreds of thousands of people into Zamfara State where is what the state needs especially in this period of insecurity that is ravaging the entire state.

“I will not hesitate to grant the hosting of next year’s Maulud if requested by the organising committee”, Governor Matawalle enthused.


“I am calling on all the participants to dedicate their energy in fervent prayers for peace and unity of our country,” he said.

The occasion witnessed the turbaning of the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi Lamido II as the Grand Patron and leader of the Tijjaniyya sect in Nigeria, a position his grand father, Emir Muhammadu Sanusi I, held until his demise in the early 1980s.

In his acceptance speech, Muhammadu Sanusi II assured the sect in Nigeria that he will exert all that it takes from him to move his followers to progress.

The occasion was attended by hundreds of thousands of Tijjaniyya sect followers from across the World under the chairmanship of the World Tijjaniyya sect leader, Sheikh Muhammad Mahi Nyass.