The Sultan Foundation for Peace and Development (SFPD) is a private, non-profit and non-governmental organization concerned with peace and development. The Organization was established in Nigeria in November 2014, with the aim of promoting development, peaceful co-existence, tolerance, better understanding of Islam and provision of humanitarian aid to the needy and the vulnerable in Nigeria.
The headquarters of the Organization is situated in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria. It has established relationships and cooperation with a number of institutions and organizations in Nigeria and outside it.
The Foundation’s Board of Trustees is made up of eminent citizens and is chaired by His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar CFR mni
Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar CFR mni is the 20th Sultan of the historic Sokoto Caliphate, the Nigerian Ameerul Mu‘mineen (Commander of the Faithful), and President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), the two apex bodies that represent the entire Muslims of the country. With this he assumes the responsibility of representing the Muslims of Nigeria, defending their rights, protecting their interests, promoting their wellbeing and ensuring positive relationship between them and the political leadership of the country as well as members of other faith communities in the country, and beyond. He is also the Chairman of the Northern Traditional Rulers Council and is co-Chairman of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC).
His Highness was a hands-on engineer working with the World Bank assisted Agricultural Development Project in Sokoto where he rose through the ranks from the position of a technical officer to that of a zonal engineer. Enriched with valuable field experience in the Design and Construction of Feeder Roads, Earth Dams, Housing Estates and Rural Water Schemes at the end of his World Bank contract engagement, he returned to his first Higher Education alma mater to help train young engineers as Principal Lecturer in the Civil Engineering Department for two years and later as a Director of Works and Services of the Polytechnic.