Lagos MMPN tasks government on electoral promises
As Muslims world-over celebrate Eid al-Adhaa amid harsh economic recession, the Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria, MMPN, Lagos Chapter, has urged Nigerians to imbibe the lessons of the festival as contained in the story of Prophet Ibrahim and ram sacrifice.
In its Sallah message to Muslims signed by the Chairman, Alhaji AbdulKabir Alabi and made available to newsmen, the group implored President Buhari led administration not to renege on the promises made to the people during election, adding that Prophet Ibrahim did not break his covenant with Allah even when it was difficult for him to do, therefore the ‘sins’ of the previous administration could not be an excuse for the pain Nigerians are going through.
The group also advised Nigerians to support the government in its drive to make the country better.
According to the statement, “The kernel of this feast is to reflect and follow the footsteps of Prophet Ibrahim (a.s), the father of faith. He did not renege on his covenant with Allah even when it was difficult for him. He showed absolute faith and total submission to Allah.”
On the harsh economic realities, the group said: “No matter how grim the present situation may be, let us be faithful and show steadfastness to Allah. If we do this, Allah will respond with His mercy and compassion just as He did to Prophet Ibrahim.”
The group urged Nigerians to support the recently launched “Change-Begins-with-me” campaign of the federal government, adding, “as a people, we have our own part to play in the Nigerian project. The support of the people is crucial to the success of any administration.”
Reflecting on the celebration, MMPN said ”sharing of food with the poor and neighbours, as the occasion demands is a reminder of our responsibility to the society.”
Lagos MMPN also prayed for Muslims undertaking pilgrimage. “As we celebrate, we wish all those on pilgrimage to Makkah, including our National President, Alhaji AbdulRaman Balogun, the chairperson of National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Lagos Chapter, Hajia Sekinah Lawal and others safe return as we pray Allah to accept it as act of ibadah,” the group said.
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