Emir of Kano tasks women on routine immunisation
Ramadan, tonic Nigeria needs, says Masari
The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has asked women to observe routine immunisation against children diseases. He stressed antenatal for pregnant women is the bedrock of immunisation.
He made the call in Kano when he led Muslims in Eid-Fitri prayers, which was also attended by the state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
Sanusi reiterated the need for self-hygiene, noting it helps in improving people’s healthy living.
“People should do everything possible to be clean and healthy, as cleanliness is one of the all-important virtues encouraged by Islam,” he said.The monarch advised that preparations for the rainy season, should be given priority, by ensuring that drainages are cleared to prevent flooding.
On his part, Ganduje called on Muslims to sustain the lessons learnt from the fasting, noting, “There is the need to keep it up in order to continue being close to our Lord, Allah.”
The governor commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the nation’s security, urging Nigerians to pray for their leaders, so as to be empowered to deliver on governance.
Meanwhile, Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, while congratulating Muslims on the successful completion of their fasting, reiterated that it was a show of obedience to the command of the creator.
In a press release, signed by his Senior Special Assistant, Media, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi, he said, “Our dear country is going through one of the most challenging moments in its history.”
The governor acknowledged the “drastic global economic downturn negatively affecting Nigeria’s income, as well as the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast, the Niger Delta militancy in the Southsouth, the irredentist agitations in the southeast and the cattle rustling menace in the north.”
“There is no doubt that the lessons taught by the month of Ramadan are, but the tonic the nation needs to get it out of the dire straits it is navigating,” he said.
According to Masari, Nigerians have a responsibility, regardless of religious beliefs to take the lessons learned during the period to heart, so that they could defeat the forces of evil and put the country back on track.
He urged all hands to be on deck, in prayers, good conduct and positive attitude to help leaders at all levels in delivering on the promised change for which they were voted.
“As adversity respects no tongue, colour or creed, it behooves on us therefore to put our differences aside, forge a united front and confront our problems collectively,” he said.
He counseled that the needed sacrifice should be without the distraction of needless profiling, as no tribe, religion or region has the monopoly of goodness or evil.
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