Stella Dimoko How Uthman Dan Fodio Stood Against Corruption - VP Osinbajo


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Friday, November 04, 2016

How Uthman Dan Fodio Stood Against Corruption - VP Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, waxed historical yesterday as he drew from the recorded words of Uthman Dan Fodiyo, the founder of the Sokoto Caliphate on the need for leaders to stand firm against extremism, injustice and corruption in the country.

Speaking in Sokoto at the 10-year commemoration symposium for the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar’s (III) ascension to the throne, Prof. Osinbajo recalled the legacy of Dan Fodiyo, stressing that he acknowledged that a leader has the responsibility not to be corrupt and also to look after the well-being of his people.

”He wrote and I quote ‘when you find a man who has the tendency to steal, he is in same class as a monkey ", according to the Vice President at the event attended by the Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal, the Emir of Kano, His Highness Muhammad Sanusi among several other dignataries.

Vice President Osinbajo traced the legacies of past Sultans, their contributions towards promoting justice, jurisprudence and overall development of the society and noted that it was gratifying that Sultan Sa'ad Abubakar, the 20th Sultan took after his forebears.

He noted that his reign has been remarkable given the myriad of challenges which the country has been facing since he ascended the throne, observing that the Sultan is in good standing both with his people and Nigerians.

"You have led by a string values and you have worked hard to break parochial barriers. You have developed deep friendship with leaders such as Cardinal Onayiekan, Bishop Mathew Kukah, Christian leaders and leaders of all faiths locally and internationally", Prof. Osinbajo declared.

He congratulated the Sultan for the milestone recorded in the last decade and praised the Sultan for "your extended great kindness and generosity to so many, regardless of status, recognising common humanity and frailties of all".

Before declaring the symposium open, Vice President Osinbajo prayed for continuing strength, good health, wisdom and long life for the Sultan.


  1. Good to know.
    Good morning people.

  2. JESUS ! Thé jihad Master ? This VP is à shame ! U being à pastor was mistake ! Bonjour Stella Love from Paris ! Cold don 🏁 me.

  3. This one that doesn't know what he is doing.
    Someone should pls help me. I really need money for school

  4. Seen..all of una na d same

    Mc pinky

  5. Our prayer is that Nigeria becomes greater...
    Who are the extremists amongst us???
    *Lips sealed*

  6. What is wrong with this mere commissioner. Is either he is brain dead or he used to skip history class, while in school.
    For the records and for people who don't know their history, Uthman dan fodio committed the worst jihad ever known to mankind. He conquered the entire south west, took the present day Kwara state from them and turned it into a caliphate.

  7. Osinbajo the short man!you and your paymaster should fix this nation fast and stop all the rubbish concert.Stella come to Daddy

  8. God have mercy on us, when a so called man of God decides to sell his birth right for a morsel of bread.
    Gratifying a man who through blood, sword n force conquered his subjects, left a standing command for them to kill infidels.
    Smh. I can't question God, but I can ask him, why he chose to punish us with people whose belly is their God.

  9. This vp wey just dey read scripts that he has been handed to him

  10. Fools in power.

  11. When a so called pastor decides to join a muslim man to run for president, then it makes one wonder if he was truly a pastor called by God. My Bible says light and darkness cannot be together.
    I am not really a fan of history but I remember vividly the story of Uthman Danfodio a bloody jihadist who conquered non believers by force; killing, maiming etc

    And here is the idiotic vice president of Nigeria praising the so called Danfodio!
    You are a professor, yet you behave like a dullard! RETARD! MORON!
    Christians are being persecuted everyday in Nigeria yet THE FOOL OSIBANJO HAS DONE NOTHING to protect them.

  12. I am so disappointed in you sir. The people that killed that evangelist in Kano have just been released and you are there doing nothing about it. Your are not representing the christians well sir and I am so disappointed in you. I'm not interested in any Dan fodio history.

  13. i cant believe this! There is nothing wrong with being an open minded person and all, BUT for God's sake Mr vice president keep it to yourself! There is nothing to learn from Dan fodio, quote me anywhere! The earlier you realise you are being used the better.. by the way ibudikwa nwoke?

  14. "Usman dan Fodio" Pls correct Yourself!

  15. Republic of Nigeria go soon turn to islamic state of Nigeria. Sad!!


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