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Lawan cautions Muslim Ummah on coronavirus

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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, cautioned Muslim Ummah, as they celebrate the feast of sacrifice with worship, to be mindful of the risk of the COVID-19 pandemic and adhere strictly to the safety protocols prescribed by public health authorities.

In a statement he personally signed in Abuja yesterday, the senate president said that the National Assembly was collaborating with the executive in responding to the pandemic as it affects the economy and general public system.

Lawan also challenged the Nigerian Muslims, whom he described as people of faith, to continue to seek the face of the Almighty in the various national wars, whether against insecurity or the COVID-19 pandemic as they strive to make Nigeria a comfortable home for all its citizens.

“Those of us in leadership positions must continue to be aware of our covenant of service with the Nigerian people. On our part as your elected representatives and lawmakers, we pledge to always respect your trust and serve your best interests.

“In this regard, the National Assembly in the past one year, has passed many bills and resolutions and conducted many public hearings to strengthen the operations of government and enhance public service delivery.

“We shall continue on the same path and we are confident of making the desired impacts, with your understanding and invaluable support.”

He observed that the Eid El Kabir, Islam’s feast of sacrifice, is very significant to the faith as it reminds them of the imperative of unconditional obedience to Allah, the Most Merciful.

“Through total submission to His will, we can confidently confront our challenges as individuals and as a nation, assured that Allah will intervene decisively at the most appropriate moment.”

The senate president admonished all to celebrate responsibly, in line with the general dictates of the Islamic faith and in the spirit of the august occasion.

“I heartily felicitate with all Nigerians and in particular the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of this year’s Eid El Kabir.”


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