They are the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, the President of Usman Bauchi Foundation, Ibrahim Tahir Bauchi (Nigeria), the Caliph of the Tidjanie brotherhood of the Djenaba region (Senegal), Chiekh Serine Hassen Sik, the president of the House of the Koran “Meriem Niass,” Omar Tidjani, the Sultan of Agadez, Ibrahim Oumarou (Niger), the president of the Association of Imam Ben Abdelkrim Al Maghili and his grandson, M. Ibrahim Saidan, Sheikh Karib Allah Nasser Kabar, head of the Kadiria brotherhood in Nigeria and West Africa as well as the grandson of Imam Al- Maghili, Abdelkarim Sherif Ali Sherif, president of Al Maghili Foundation.
In a statement during this meeting, Sheikh Serine Hassen Sik expressed to President Tebboune and the Algerian people his gratitude for the warm welcome, noting that this is nothing new for Algeria, “land of shouhada and heroes, land of the million and a half shahid.
“Algeria, whose land was watered with the blood of the shouhada, these heroes who gave a unique example of defense of religion and human dignity … is the source and origin of the Tidjanie brotherhood,” he recalled.
For his part, Sheikh Karib Allah Nasser Kabar said: “In Nigeria, we consider ourselves part of you (…) our religious thought comes from Algeria (…) and we must unite.”
He also conveyed to the President of the Republic the greetings of Nigerian President, Mohammadu Buhari, and those of the leaders of the Kadiria brotherhood.
The meeting, which took place at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, was attended by Minister of Religious Affairs and Wakfs, Youcef Belmehdi and representative of the Presidency of the Republic, Hassouni Mohamed.