Joint Muslim Forum prays for peaceful elections
NO fewer than 5000 Muslims across Lagos and its environ are expected to participate in the special prayer for a successful and peaceful conduct of 2015 General Elections.
The prayer session being organized by the Joint Muslim Forum (JMF) under the auspices of the Muslim Community of Lagos State will hold on Sunday, January 18 at the Blue Roof of Lagos Television (LTV), Ikeja, Lagos beginning from 10a.m. prompt.
A statement by the Chairman, Steering Committee, Alhaji Thabit Wale Sonaike said the revered Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheikh Garuba Akinola Ibrahim would preside over the prayer session.
Vice-President, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Hassan Fasinro, is slated to deliver the welcome address while NSCIA Secretary-General, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede and former Lagos State Deputy Governor Alhaja Lateefah Okunnu will give the keynote addresses.
Prayers will also be offered by the National Missioner, Ansar-ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, Sheikh AbdurRahman Ahmad; NASFAT Chief Missioner, Sheikh Abdullahi Akinbode; Chief Missioner, Al-Fatiu Quareeb Society of Nigeria, Sheikh Sulaiman Adangba; and AbdulHakeem Awwal of Ikhwan Muslimun Society of Nigeria will take turn for special prayers.
Executive Secretary, Muslim Ummah in South West Nigeria (MUSWEN), Prof Daud Noibi, will deliver the goodwill message while the duo of Sheikh Najimdeen Jumah of The Companion and Mufti, Conference of Islamic Organisations (CIO) Sheikh Dhikrullah Shafi’i will give talks on good governance.
Alhaji Sonaike described the February General Elections as crucial in the annals of Nigeria, hence the need to put the nation under the shade of Allah for credible and peaceful polls.