Sultan said the governor displayed a good understanding of the letters of religious tolerance in a pluralistic society like Nigeria, describing it as a gesture worthy of emulation.
In a special Ramada message to all Muslims, he urged the entire Muslim Ummah to use this period of Ramadan to pray for peace and tranquility in our nation, advising that "We must resist all provocations to violence and pray for our leaders at all levels for Allah's guidance and justice". NSCIA also called on all leaders to be conscious of Allah and discharge fully their responsibility to the followers.
"In the spirit of Allah's blessings fully embedded in this sacred month of Ramadan, the NSCIA under the leadership of His Eminence, Alh Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, the President-General of the Council and Sultan of Sokoto, hereby felicitates with the Muslim Ummah throughout the country, on the apt commencement of this year's Ramadan, wishing them all Ramadan Karim!
"The Council particularly thanks the Governor of Bayelsa State, His Excellency Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson for the symbolic act of the paid advertisement of his felicitation with Nigerian Muslims over the commencement of Ramadan thereby displaying a good understanding of the letters of religious tolerance in a pluralistic society like Nigeria. It is a gesture worthy of emulation," part of the release stated.