MUSWEN, NASFAT celebrate Buhari’s home coming

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. PHOTO: SEYLLOU / AFP

The Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN) and Nasrul Lahi l Fatih Society (NASFAT) have expressed optimism about the home coming of President Muhammadu Buhari safely to Nigeria after a long medical vacation in London.

In a separate statement, the groups thanked Nigerians who stood by the president and prayed for him while he was away.

MUSWEN, said: “We are happy that Allah Who restored the President’s health has, by His grace, granted him a new opportunity to serve Him, the nation and humanity,” It therefore appreciated the Vice President’s display of loyalty, courage and wisdom while he served as the Acting President.

“The President’s address to the nation upon his resumption of official duty is reassuring. It gives hope of a better deal during the remaining period of his term. Besides, the message of unity and love among the people of Nigeria is all the more important at this time in the nation’s history.

“We are particularly elated by his condemnation of hate speech, bigotry and the forces of division. As Muslims, we believe in the brotherhood of all mankind. We are all one people created by Allah. Diversity of the human race is to afford us the chance to complement and not despise one another. (Qur’an 49:13),” it stated.

Against this background, MUSWEN reiterated its earlier position that Muslims in the South West region of Nigeria stand with other well-meaning and patriotic Nigerians on the need for Nigeria to remain a united nation where citizens live together in peace and harmony.

“We also wish to use this opportunity to call on all Nigerians to continue to pray for the good health and success of the President. Despite our ethnic and religious differences, love, kindness, fellow feeling and empathy are values that should bind us together as humans. This is a virtue commanded by Allah and demonstrated by Prophet Muhammad (saw) who did not discriminate among the people of different races and religions who lived together in Madinah in his time,”

The President of NASFAT, Engr. Kamil Abayomi Bolarinwa, said that the fact that the president came out of this health challenge hale and hearty is a testimony to the acceptance of the volumes of prayers offered by several Nigerians and other well wishers of Nigeria by Almighty Allah for his speedy recovery.

Bolarinwa prayed that Almighty Allah who grants profound health and long life will further bless our president with faster and speedy recovery.

He also prayed to God to grant president further recuperation, vitality and protection from any open or hidden illness that could hinder him from his drive and commitment to putting the country on the enduring path to economic prosperity and political stability as well as attainment of his vision to move the country. forward as a virile and progressive nation.

NASFAT president used the occasion to further state that the society will not cease from continuous prayer against any form of divisive tendencies or hate speeches, which are capable of dividing the country along ethnic or tribal lines.

He urged Nigerians to show compassion for the president in this healing period to enable him gain full recovery and recharge himself for consolidation of the gains of the dividend of democracy.



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