Posted by News Express | 4 March 2020 | 782 times
By GODWIN ISENYO, Kaduna
The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has expressed concern over the outbreak of coronavirus and urged Nigerian Muslims to offer special prayers and fast over the further spread of the disease in the country.
A statement signed by JNI’s Secretary-General, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, on behalf of the Sultan, charged Muslims to observe strict adherence to personal hygiene to halt the spread of the disease.
The statement released, on Tuesday, in Kaduna, read in part, “We are worried and concerned about the spate of the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19) and disturbed by the threat it poses to life.
“Each country is taking measures in curbing the plague of the Coronavirus, by quarantining the suspiciously infected in order to avoid its spread, while the infected are being treated in special medical facilities.
“All Juma’ah (Friday prayers) and five daily congregational prayers’ Imams should mount strong advocacy and enlightenment campaign against the scourge and the epidemic nature of the coronavirus.
“They should include in their sermons and preaching the imperatives of taking serious precautionary measures of personal hygiene." (The PUNCH)
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