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Marwa urges Muslims to pray for Tinubu during Ramadan

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Marwa urges Muslims to pray for Tinubu during Ramadan

The Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Brig Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.), has urged Muslims to pray for President Bola Tinubu and other government officials during the Ramadan fasting period.

In a statement on Monday by the Director of Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, the NDLEA boss urged Muslims to pray for God’s guidance for Tinubu, state governors, ministers, and other political figures in the nation during the holy month of Ramadan.

Marwa issued the charge in his speech at the Alhaji Mohammed Lawal Memorial Jummat Mosque, Asokoro, Abuja, pre-Ramadan lecture on Sunday, March 3, 2024.

According to him, in the Islamic calendar, the month of Ramadan is special because it is when the Holy Quran was revealed.

“It is indeed a period that offers us the opportunity for forgiveness, abundant blessings, and reward for good deeds. As such, we should pray that Allah will see us through and make us witness more Ramadan,”  he stated.

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Marwa, the father of the day at the pre-Ramadan lecture, specifically urged the Muslim faithful to use the holy month to pray for Tinubu, state governors, ministers, and other leaders tasked with guiding the nation through this crucial period, while acknowledging that the lecture has always been hosted by the mosque.

He said, “What I’m saying is an injunction from the holy book that we should pray for our leaders. This holy month of Ramadan therefore provides us with an ample opportunity to pray for all our leaders starting from President Tinubu, the governors, ministers and other leaders for God’s guidance in the onerous task of leading our nation at this critical time.”

On the issue of drug abuse, the NDLEA chief urged parents to give their kids better care and to focus more on their upbringing, he advocated for early intervention for those who are currently abusing drugs or experimenting from getting worse.

“As part of our efforts aimed at prevention, we launched a social advocacy campaign called War Against Drug Abuse (WADA) to mobilise every citizen to take ownership of the fight as well as raise awareness about the dangers of illicit drugs and that has gained huge momentum across the country in barely three years after its launch.

“Besides treatment and counselling centres in 30 of our commands nationwide, we have also established call centre with toll free helpline to provide psycho-social support for those who need help,”  he added.

He expressed his appreciation to the organising committee and the mosque’s Chief Imam, Alhaji Lukman Amobiojo, for putting together the yearly lecture.

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