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His Eminence Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar,CFR (born August 24 1956) is the 20th Sultan of Sokoto. As Sultan of Sokoto, he is considered the spiritual leader of Nigeria’s Muslims, roughly fifty percent of the nation’s population.
He is the heir to the two century-old throne founded by his ancestor, Sheikh Usman Dan Fodio (1754–1817) leader of the Maliki school of Islam and the Qadiri branch of Sufism.

Sa’adu Abubakar was the youngest son of the 17th Sultan, Sir Siddiq Abubakar III, who held the Sultanate for over fifty years.
He attended Barewa College in Zaria and proceeded to the Nigerian Defence Academy in 1975 where he was a member of the 18th Regular Course.
On 2nd November 2006, Abubakar ascended the throne following the death of his brother, Muhammadu Maccido, who died on ADC Airlines Flight 53.
Happy Birthday to Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Muhammad Saad Abubakar,III.Long live the Monarch!




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