Eid el Kabir: MURIC harps on ‘change’ mantra for Nigeria
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has enjoined all stakeholders in the Nigerian project to ensure that the desired change manifest in the country.
Director, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Ishaq Akintola also felicitates with all Nigerian Muslims as they joined over one and a half billion world Muslims to mark this year’s Eid el Kabir.
He therefore enjoined over 77,000 Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia to pray for Nigeria.
“We pray for enduring peace, political stability and rapid economic development for our dear fatherland. Above all, we pray that Almighty Allah directs the minds of our leaders as well as those of the followership to change their bad habits, to sacrifice their ego in the interest of the nation and to swallow their monstrous taste for materialism,” he said.
MURIC also condemed the phenomenon of rape of students and admission seekers by lecturers as allegedly perpetrated by a lecturer recently.
“It is shameful and indefensible. We denounce the rampant cases of parents assisting their children and wards to influence the outcome of examination results. We frown upon the long throat syndrome among legislators who reject pay cuts in this era of austerity,”
He also urged, “the leaders to allow the change mantra to manifest properly. Nigerians voted for change. Our senators must not subvert the general will, the will of the Nigerian electorate. Corruption is a cancerous tumour which has eaten deep into the fabrics of our country and no good surgeon will hesitate to amputate a cancer-ridden limb in order to save the rest of the body. Kleptomaniacs among Nigerian politicians must be dealt with in order to act as deterrents to others. It is the only way to clean up the system.
“Finally, we charge Nigerian leaders and followers to regard the change we are yearning for as our own sacrifice with the same spirit that Prophet Ibrahim willingly submitted his own son for sacrifice,” he stated.