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Sunday, July 14, 2024

Pray for peace, progress of Nigeria – NNPP chieftain tells Muslims

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A chieftain of New Nigeria People’s Party, (NNPP), Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo has enjoined Muslims across the country to continue to pray for the peace and progress of the country.

Oguntoyinbo used the opportunity to felicitate with Muslims across the country on the occasion of New Year Calendar, Hijrah 1446.

Recall that Muhammad Abubakar Sa’ad, president of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has declared Sunday, July 7, as the start of the Islamic new year — 1446 AH.

Oguntoyinbo in the statement made available to journalists on Monday felicitated Muslims across the country, saying they should use the New Year to bring progress and developments to Nigeria.

He admonished Nigerians and governments at all level to use the Hijrah 1446 for re-orientation, re-evaluation and re-invigorating self towards building new Nigeria.

He also called on the Muslim Ummah to use the occasion of the New Year to reflect back, saying they have all reasons to celebrate being a witness to the coming of a new year.

He call on them to celebrate in peace and take care of themselves by avoiding any violent act.

“Muslims should use the occasion of the New Year to thank God first for being alive and secondly for being in good health condition despite the economic challenges facing the country presently.

“They should appreciate the Almighty Allah for His protection in the past years and seek his face as they start a new year today.

“I also urged them to continuously pray for peace, progress and development of our dear country, Nigeria, our leaders, political office holders both at the national, states and local levels.

“I want to also call on the masses and the governments to re-evaluate, re-orientate and re-invigorate towards building a better entity calls Nigeria”.

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