- The director of NSCIA, Chinedozi Yusuf Nwoha, has passed on
- Nwoha died on Wednesday, July 29, on his way to celebrate Sallah
- The NSCIA boss died in an auto crash along the Okene road in Kogi
Mallam Yusuf Chinedozi Nwoha, the director of administration at the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has been reported dead.
According to The Guardian, Nwoha died in a ghastly accident on his way to Owerri, Imo state to celebrate the Sallah festival.
In a statement signed by NSCIA's chairman, media committee, Femi Abba, the tragic development took place along the ill-fated Okene road in Kogi state.
In the report, Abba said: “With heavy hearts and impregnable sobriety, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affair (NSCIA) hereby announces the demise of its Director of Administration, Mallam Yusuf Chinedozi Nwoha.
"He died in a road accident at Okene, Kogi State, on his way to Owerri in Imo State for Eidul Adha last Wednesday.”
A former deputy director in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Nwoha was NSCIA’s representative at the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a Twitter user with the name Ismaeel had spoken about how he was sacked by Amazon because he asked for Friday off for the Sallah celebration.
The young man was just employed by the company and was billed to begin work on Wednesday, July 29.
In a response tweet, the young man said that when he realised that his request did not sit well with the management, he agreed to work the shift.
To his surprise, however, he was told that they have found a replacement for him because he was being a very difficult worker.
The federal government declared Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31, as the public holiday to mark the year 2020 Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The minister of interior Rauf Aregbesola congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians both at home and abroad on the occasion.
He also called on Muslims to continue to embody the spirit of love, peace, kindness and sacrifice, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) and to also use the period to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and the stability of the country especially as the world is witnessing global health challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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