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TMC tasks government on socio-economic policies

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The Muslim Congress (TMC) has called on governments at all levels to wake up to making decisions based on decisive, dedicated and patriotic action plans that will drive the nation’s socio-economic infrastructures to enviable heights.

The group said that the Federal Government needs to show more zeal and commitment in building strong institutions, powered by strong and motivated people and also fortifies the economy through its diversification and encouragement of foreign direct investments.

During the group yearly public lecture, the congress chairman in Lagos State, Alhaji Mikail Animasahun, said that the yearly lecture has been a platform where pronouncements on the views, ideas, and positions that will help move the nation in the right direction are made.

He said the theme for this year’s Annual State Lecture is “Nigeria at 59: Time for Decisive Actions” is aptly appropriate for x-raying Nigeria’s half-century-and-nine years of independence. “Without any iota of doubt, Nigeria has suffered major setbacks in infrastructural development, economic vibrancy, and security advancement.

The Chairman of the occasion, and Chief Executive of Silver Group of Companies, Alhaji AbdurRasaq Adekunle Oyinloye, who doubles as a patron of TMC, spoke on the need for Muslims to resolve collectively towards nation-building.

With Nigeria at 59th independence, he said Nigerians, especially Muslims, must cooperate with the government in tackling all challenges that have been impeding the Nigeria development.

The Chief Imam of Nasrul lahil-l- Fatih Society, NASFAT, Imam Abdul-Azeez Morufu Onike, urged Nigerians to shun bigotry and cultivate humane attitudes.

He said that being humane is one of the most rewarding acts of humanity, noting that the Noble Prophet was so humane to the extent that he hosted Christians from Najiran in his mosque in Madina.

He emphasized the need for Nigerians to be tolerance and drop the toga of ‘my religion is better than yours’, or ‘I understand my religion better than you do’.

He urged Nigerians to always be of good deed and repel evil.

Besides, he noted that the Muslim youths must understand the objectives of Islam, which is none other than mercy, justice and goodness.

“We should know that we need to appreciate, understand and tolerate each other’s views and opinions on issues and, be guided always by the Objective of our religion: Promotion of benefits and removal of harms,” he said.

The Chief Imam, Police Zone II Command, Raji Jamiu, charged parents and religious leaders to play a critical role in stemming the rates at which youths are clamped into prisons.

Jamiu, commended the group for its prison evangelism project,

He said that focus should rather be on mentoring young Nigerians on good characters that can prevent them from committing crimes.

According to him, it is the duty of religious leaders and parents “to prevent our children from committing crimes that can lead them to prison confinement. “If they are morally brought up, the rate of crime will reduce in the society and our youths will not end up in prison’’.

Jamiu noted that the rate of crime among youths is a reflection of the negligence of duties by Imams in various mosques in society.


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