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UMA holds pre-Ramadan lecture

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Ahead of this year’s Ramadan fast, Nigerian Muslims have been charged to use the period to pray fervently for God’s intervention in security challenges facing the nation and to pray for an end to the incessant killings in most parts of the country especially in the North, where herdsmen continue to wreck havoc.

President of the University of Lagos Muslim Alumni, Akeeb Olusola Oladokun gave this charge in a statement ahead of the 24th Pre-Ramadan Lecture of the group, scheduled for tomorrow at the University of Lagos. He lamented that the growing insecurity in the country poses a major setback to socio economic development and well being of Nigerians adding the people must support government with necessary information to win the battle. He however stressed the need for security agencies to fashion out new means of tackling the menace by ensuring that those who perpetrate the killings are brought to justice. According to him, the agencies must start with uncovering the source of weapons used by the killers and their sponsors to stop further attacks.

On the month-long Ramadan fast, the UMA President said Muslims must take full advantage of the exercise in order to reap bountiful rewards from Allah. The 24th Pre Ramadan Lecture with the theme; “Challenges of being a Muslim in present day Nigeria” would feature Professor Binta Tijani Jibril and Sheikh Dauda Abdulmajeed as Guest Speakers.


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