Federal and state governments have been called upon at all levels to redouble efforts in addressing the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
COVID-19 fight: FG, states urged to double effort
From Christiana Gokyo, Jos
A communique issued and signed by Hafiz A. Yusuf Nuhu, National Coordinator of JIBWIS and made available to The Triumph at the end of a national seminar, held at its headquarters in Jos recently, urged governments to alleviate the suffering of the masses as part of measures taken to stem the pandemic.
The communique also called on government at all levels to safeguard the rights and freedom of religion as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
It also called on security agencies, para-military and other agencies involved on the issue of COVID-19 to be professional in their conduct and engagement by maintaining human rights, civil liberties and rules of engagements.
The seminar advised scholars to use the period of Ramadan to pray for peace, security and wellbeing of the nation and beyond, urging them to use the new media to disseminate the message of the Qur’an because of the prevailing condition and cooperate with governments at all levels.
They also advised the National Moon Sighting Committee to be alive to its responsibility and wish them Allah’s guidance.
Lectures were delivered by the leader of the organisation, Sheikh Muhammad Sani Yahaya Jingir; the chairman, Administration, Sheikh Nasir Abdulmuhyi and the deputy chairman II of Ulama’u Council, Sheikh Sa’eed Hassan Jingir respectively.