THE Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has advocated making of history as a compulsory subject in schools to enable young Nigerians understand the society better.
The sultan made the call at the 10th Anniversary of the Coronation of the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar.
He urged the youths to study the history of their traditional institutions and values, stressing that facts of history will guide their attitude towards the promotion of peace, love and education.
According to him, study of history will enable students to ascertain facts about past and appreciate roles of traditional rulers in maintaining peace, unity and coexistence of diverse people of Nigeria.
He also called on community leaders and to promote both Islamic and western education for the rapid development of society.
The Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar, glorified God for sparing his life on the throne and prayed for long-lasting peace and bumper harvests in the country after the raining season.
Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, assured of his government’s readiness to work in partnership with the traditional institutions for the implementation of people-centred policies and programmes.
He also pledged to work with the Gwandu Emirate towards creating a web site on the history and literary works of Uthman Ibn Fodio, for the benefit of humanity.