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Africa: Those behind scrapping NYSC don’t mean well for Nigeria - Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, says those clamouring for the scrapping of the National Youth Service Corps scheme did not mean well for the country.

Sultan said this on Monday in his palace, when the Batch A, Stream 2 corps members currently undergoing orientation exercise paid him a courtesy visit.
His Eminence explained that the NYSC scheme was established to foster unity among Nigerian youths.

“I heard there is a bill for the scrapping of NYSC scheme at the National Assembly, let me tell you those behind that bill did not mean well for this country.

“NYSC scheme is most needed now when Nigeria is divided along ethnic, religious background.

“I welcome corp members posted to Sokoto, the most peaceful state in Nigeria. You should look at the state as your second home. I enjoined you to respect the customs, and traditions of your host communities.

“I urged you to be security conscious while staying in Sokoto, you know there are security challenges now all over the world which we here have our own share, don’t stay outside late at night, if you have any challenges, contact your district head because they are like your father and guardian,” he added.

He also affirmed that no non-indigene in the state would be touched because a Northerner is killed in Owerri, Enugu, Aba, as another person cannot bear the punishment for what someone did elsewhere.

He further disclosed that the two major religions in Nigeria, Christian and Islam are against killing innocent people for no just cause saying, “life is sacred and no one has right to take it except God.”

Earlier, the State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr Philip Enaberue, thanked Sultan for his unflinching support to the scheme in the state.

Enaberue further said as tradition, they were in the palace to pay homage to Sultan and seek his fatherly advice. Punch

Sultan Urges Muslims to Commence Fasting

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has declared today, Tuesday, April 13, 2020, the first day of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

He declared that the crescent moon was sighted in almost every part of the country earlier yesterday, Monday, which was the 29th day of the Month of Shaban and thereby signifying that today is the First day of Ramadan 1442.

Sultan Abubakar, however called on the entire Muslim communities in the country to start fast today in accordance with the teachings of Islam

This is coming as the President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has urged the Muslim Ummah to stress messages of peace, love and national unity as the Holy Month of Ramadan begins across the Islamic world

The Sultan said the council got information of the moon sighting from many Islamic leaders across the country which he said signified the commencement of Ramadan fast.

He urged Muslims to use this month of Ramadan to pray against the spread of COVID-19 in the country and work in line with the directive of government and all other relevant stakeholders in the country.

He also called on the Muslims across the country to use the month of Ramadan to continue to pray for the leaders of the country and also against insecurity in the country.

He implored Islamic clerics and leaders to observe the laid down procedures of Covid-19 by maintaining social distance during the conventional prayers and other activities during the month.

Meanwhile, the President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has urged the Muslim Ummah to stress messages of peace, love and national unity as the Holy Month of Ramadan begins across the Islamic world.

Lawan, in a statement issued yesterday urged them to remember the Holy Month as a period of fasting, sober reflection, self-discipline and sacrifice.

He said: “I urge us to remember our dear country in our prayers as we seek to overcome the challenges we are facing as a nation. This is in the realisation that Allah is the Almighty, kind and greater than all human problems.

“I enjoin us to stress the importance of peace, love, generosity and unity in our teachings during this sacred period.

“We should also not let down our guards in the observance of COVID-19 non-pharmaceutical protocols in our spiritual and other activities during the Holy Month”.
He wished the Muslim Ummah a blissful Ramadan. Thisdaylive
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