Ramadan: Cleric tasks security agents on kidnapping, banditry

The Chief Imam of Al-Habibiyyah Mosque, Ustaz Adeyemi Fuad, has called on security agencies in the country to re-double their efforts and evolve new ways to curbing insecurity in the country.

The Imam made the call Sunday in Abuja at the 2019 Al-Habibiyyah Islamic Society National Unity Ramadan lecture with the theme ‘Leadership and Trust’.

He decried the spate of insecurity in the country, especially the menace of kidnapping and banditry in parts of the north.

“It is disheartening the level of insecurity in the country, the rate of kidnapping along Abuja-Kaduna road calls for great concern.

“Zamfara state has been in the news because of insecurity.

“We call on all security agencies to re-double their efforts to end this menace,” he said.

Fuad underscored the need for good leadership at all levels of government for the country to move to the next level.

Earlier, Professor Usman Shua’ib, Dean, Faculty of Law, Bayero University, Kano, and the Guest Lecturer at the event, harped on the need for good leadership for a prosperous nation.

He described leadership in Islam as a trust (amanah) that should be jealously guarded by those in power while providing for the needs of the masses.

Shua’ib quoted from the Quran 21:73: ‘And we made them leaders guiding (men) by our command and we sent them inspiration to do good deeds, to establish regular prayers and to practice regular charity and they constantly served Us and Us only’.

He expressed optimism that with good leadership and supportive followers, Nigeria would prosper.

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Muhammad Uwais, Brig. General Buba Marwa (rtd) and Alhaji Musiliu Smith, Chairman Police Service Commission, all stressed the need for quality leadership in their various remarks.

The event was attended by Islamic scholars, politicians and other Muslims from all walks of life. (NAN)

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