JNI urges FG to live up to responsibility of protecting Nigerians

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The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), the umbrella muslim body headed by the Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has called on the federal government to live up to its primary responsibility of protecting lives and property.
In a statement on Sunday in Kaduna, the religious body also urged muslims to fervently engage in supplications and be more dedicated to the worship amidst the daunting challenges and many uncertainties bedevilling the Nigerian state.
The statement signed by
the Secretary-General of the religious body, Dr Khalid Abubakar appealed to wealthy muslims to assist the needy who are affected by the present economic hardship in the country.
The statement titled, “The last ten days of Ramadan-1442AH and the need for sober reflection in Nigeria,” read:
“The 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 bedevilling the Nigerian state.
“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 bedevilling the country.
“We must nonetheless pray also for the economic overturn and restoration of security, in Nigeria.
“Government should, however, be more alive to the 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 of the first day of Shawwal i.e the ‘Eid-el-Fitr day, before the commencement of the ‘Eid prayer”,
The statement called on muslim faithfuls to intensify “prayers for the Ummah against all manners of misfortunes, relief and succour for the myriads of economic and security challenges hampering the nation.”
“Whilst wishing all Muslim faithful Allah’s pardon in these sacred days and beyond, we pray fervently for His benevolent acceptance of our Ramadan Fast, even as we urge all Muslims never to return to abominable acts after Ramadan, as the Lord of Ramadan remains the Lord of the Worlds and He takes account of all our actions”, the statement said.

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