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Be alive to responsibility of safeguarding lives, Sultan’s JNI tells FG

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll-led Jama’atu Nasril Islam has urged the Buhari administration to be alive to its responsibility by protecting the lives and property of Nigerians amid the myriads of security challenges bedeviling the country.

The religious organisation also called on the Nigeria Muslim community to seize the Ramadan period to seek divine intervention for the country over its security challenges.

The Sultan’s JNI also acknowledged that things were hard, urging affluent Muslims to assist the poor adversely hit by the harsh economic situation in the country.

This was contained in a statement issued yesterday by the  JNI’s Secretary General, Dr. Khalid Aliyu in Kaduna, titled, ‘ ‘The last 10 days of Ramadan-1442AH and the need for sober reflection in Nigeria’,

The JNI is headed by the Sultan, who is also the President General of the Nigeria’s Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs as well as the Nigeria Muslims spiritual leader.

 

The statement read “Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) under the leadership of His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, uses this medium, to implore Nigerian Muslims to fervently engage in supplications and be more dedicated to the worship of Allah (SWT), amidst the daunting challenges and many uncertainties bedeviling the Nigerian state.

 

“More importantly, we should pray for an end of the myriad security imbroglio in Nigeria and watch out for the Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) which often comes up in one of the five exceptional nights, according to authentic Ahadith of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

 

 

“We again reiterate that Muslims should intensify their generosities in giving alms to the poor, the needy and the orphans in the society, especially now that many families are finding it very unbearable, as a result of biting economic challenges bedeviling the country.

 

“We must nonetheless pray also for the economic overturn and restoration of security in Nigeria. Government should however be more alive to its primary responsibility of its existence – i.e. safeguarding lives and property.

 

“In the same vein, Muslims are reminded of the Zakatul Fitr (Ordained Alms Giving at the end of Ramadan Fast), which is supposed to be given out to the needy in the last three days of Ramadan or in the early hours

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