Muslim faithful have been called upon to use the remaining days of Ramadan to pray against banditry, kidnapping, armed conflicts and corruption in the country.
The Jama'atu Nasril Islam (JNI), which made the call on Sunday, May 26, also urged the Muslims to pray against every challenge bedevilling the country, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the group made the call in a statement issued by its secretary general, Dr Khalid Abubakar Aliyu.
The statement read: “Muslims are implored to intensify their generosities in giving alms to the poor, the needy, the orphans and the handicapped in the society especially that many families are finding it extremely difficult to feed themselves appropriately. We must then pray for its reversal.
“We reiterate our call to the Muslim faithful to intensify prayers against all manners of catastrophes and scourges of banditry, kidnapping, armed conflicts, political irresponsibility and corruption."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Buhari said fighting corruption needs God’s guidance and prayers as he pledged to redouble his administration’s efforts towards promoting peace and prosperity, and to fight corruption to a standstill.
The president made the pledge when he met with members of Jigawa State Council of Traditional Rulers at the government house, Dutse.
Buhari, who spoke in Hausa language, said his first attempt to fight corruption when he was head of state was unsuccessful because corruption fought back and he ended in jail for over three years.
He, however, stated that as a civilian president he had studied the system and hence the ongoing crusade against corruption would continue to yield fruitful results as property and monies recovered from looters would be deposited into the nation’s treasury.
Buhari said: “When I was fighting corruption as head of state, they said I was in a hurry to wipe out corruption in the society, and I ended up in jail for over three years. Now, that due process is being followed in the fight against corruption they are complaining that I’m too slow.
“Before, they said I was in a haste, now they are saying I’m slow – even calling me “Baba Go Slow’’. You can see, governing Nigeria needs God’s guidance and payers."
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