Top 10 Amazing Facts About Sultan of Sokoto – Sa’ad Abubakar – On June 24, 1956, Amirul Mumineen Sheikh Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar IV was born in Sokoto.
He is the fifth heir to the throne and the 20th Sultan of Sokoto. He is also the younger son of the 17th Sultan, Siddiq Abu Bakar Dan Usuman, who ruled for over fifty years.
List Of Top 10 Amazing Facts About Sultan of Sokoto – Sa’ad Abubakar:
1. Sa’ad Abubakar’s Educational Background: He went to Sultan’s Ward Primary School in Sokoto. After that, he went to Barewa College in Zaria. In 1975, he joined the 18th regular course at the Nigerian Defense Academy. In 1977, he was promoted to second lieutenant and joined the elite Armoured Corps.
2. He has taken a course in Operational Research that led to an advanced certificate (University of Lagos 1995). Jama’atu Nasril Islam is led by him (a group that supports and propagates Islam).
3. He is known as the spiritual leader of 76.5 million Muslims in Nigeria, which is half of the country’s population.
4. He is also the President General of the Nigerian National Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA).
5. Sa’ad Abubakar was in the armed forces. During his military service, he was the second in command of Corps Headquarters Company, an armed security unit that protected General Ibrahim Babangida during his rule in the 1980s. He was also a great leader. In Chad, he led a battalion of African peacekeepers.
6. Abubakar worked for ECOMOG Operations in Sierra Leone and Kaduna as a military liaison officer and commanding officer from 1995 to 2003. From 2003 to 2006, he also worked as a Defense Attaché in a few important Asian countries.
7. After his brother, Sultan Maccido, died in an airplane crash, Sa’ad quit the military after 30 years of service as a Brigadier General and became the Sultan of Sokoto on June 2, 2006.
8. As the sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar is in charge of the Qadiriyya Sufi order. Historically, this has been the most important Muslim position in Nigeria, and Abubakar is more important than the Emir of Kano, who is in charge of the Tijaniyya Sufi order, which has fewer followers.
9. He is also the 16th most important Muslim in the world.