The governor, who spoke in an interview with newsmen shortly after a closed door meeting with the Sultan of Sokoto, Mohammed Sa’ad Abubakar 111, said his concern had always been how people could live in peace with each other in the state.
“All humans are equal before our creator so your neighbour should be considered as your blood relation . Both Islam and Christianity teach us to love for others what we love for ourselves.
‘’Therefore, we are happy with what the Chief of Atyap started, may God reward him for inviting all the ethnic groups under his chiefdom and agreed to live in peace and harmony,’’ he said.
Governor El-Rufai had earlier held a closed door meeting with the Sultan who paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Kaduna.
The Sultan had arrived Kaduna at about 12:20 pm and was received by Secretary to the State Government, Balarabe Abbas, Chief of Staff, Muhammad Sani Dattijo, and Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.
Kaduna State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Jafaru Sani Ibrahim, was also part of the officials that received the Sultan.