Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI has risen from its Annual Central Council and Pre-Ramadan meeting asking Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari led government, as change does not come easy and overnight.
The meetings presided over by the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of JNI, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III observed that, Nigeria was at the moment facing hard economic challenges.
It therefore called for steadfastness and prayers on the part of Nigerians for leaders at all levels, for Allah’s guidance and assistance.
On the forthcoming Ramadan fasting, JNI called all traders, especially those dealing in essential commodities to abstain from hoarding and inflating prices of food stuffs and other commodities during and after the Ramadan.
A communique issued at the end of meetings by the Secretary-General, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu and made available to newsmen in Kaduna yesterday said, “The meetings noted the economic and social hardships being experienced by Nigerians, the imperative for leaders not to deviate from acts of justice, fairness, transparency and accountability in the discharge of their respective responsibilities, as well as the increasing number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and the inadequate food, shelter, clothing and basic medical care. “The meeting however resolved to urge all citizens to be patient with the government at this trying time, as it makes efforts to bring lasting solutions to the economic hardships, social and political challenges facing the nation.
“It also calls on all and sundry to imbibe the culture of patriotism and cooperation to all leaders, at all levels. It acknowledged the President’s goodwill message and calls on all Muslims to intensify prayers for the President and other leaders.
“All those in the position of leadership were enjoined to fear Allah (SWT) and be committed to justice, fairness, transparency and accountability in the discharge of their respective responsibilities.
“Urged governments at all levels and other stakeholders to do more in ameliorating the sufferings of the IDPs across the country. The Victim Support Fund (VSF) should be used in ameliorating the sufferings of the IDPs and rebuilding the damaged places. “Commends the Federal Government and the Nigerian Armed Forces for the seriousness it has demonstrated and the giant strides so far recorded in fighting the insurgency and urges government not to relent in its efforts and pray for more resounding successes.
“It equally urged all media houses to be responsible and responsive in Tafsir sessions that are aired by way of censoring tapes capable of destabilizing the society.
“Ulama’ must utilize their respective Tafsir sessions at all times, particularly during Ramadan to educate Muslims to be God fearing, to emphasize the fundamental Islamic teachings and to refrain from issues that could divide the Ummah.
“The meeting was chaired by His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of JNI, and attended by His Highness, Alhaji (Dr.) Muhammadu Ilyasu Bashar, CFR, mni, the Emir of Gwandu, His Highness, Mal. Muhammadu Sanusi, II, CON, the Emir of Kano, His Highness, Alhaji Dr. Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, CFR, the Emir of Bauchi, His Highness, Alhaji (Dr.) Shehu Idris, CFR, the Emir of Zazzau, His Highness, Alhaji (Dr.) Yahaya Abubakar, CFR, the Etsu Nupe, His Highness, Alhaji (Dr.) Muhammad Abali Ibn Muhammad Idrissa, CON, the Emir of Fika, among many distinguished Emirs, Sheikh Ahmed Lemu, Deputy

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