Nigeria: Ahmadiyya calls for prayers, fasting for peaceful transfer of government

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Dr Fashola reminded the new leaders to honour their campaign promises to Nigerians as the day of reckoning will surely come to pass.

The Amir, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in Nigeria, Dr Mashhud Fasola has called for a special night congregational prayers (Tahajud) for the smooth and peaceful transfer of power on May 29th to a new government. Dr Mashuud Fasola , a development Economist and former lecturer at the University of Lagos while leading a Friday (Jumah ) service at the Jama’at headquarters in Lagos said the special prayers was aimed at beseeching Allah for peaceful transition.

Aside from the prayers, he has also directed a two-day fasting by members across the country for Allah’s mercy on the new leadership so as to be able to deliver their promises to the people.

He enjoined the new leaders from the Presidency, Governorship, National and State Assemblies to put Nigerians’ welfare first in their deliberations knowing fully that Nigerians trooped out in large numbers despite difficulties encountered during the electioneering period to cast their votes for the peace and progress of the country.

Dr Fashola reminded the new leaders to honour their campaign promises to Nigerians as the day of reckoning will surely come to pass. He recalled that four years ago, Nigerians willingly gave their mandates to the outgoing administration with a lot of hope and when the time comes, a referendum was given on their stewardship.

He enjoined Nigerians to be patient with the new administration of General Muhammadu Buhari and continue to pray for him as the tasks ahead are very challenging but surmountable going by the pedigree of the in coming president who is noted for selfless service, dedication to his fatherland and anti corruption stance.

He listed some priorities areas to be addressed by the new government according to him as power supply, employment, security and a new anti-corruption fight. Three Ahmadi Muslims were elected into the National and State Assemblies under the People’s Democratic Party,PDP and the All Progressive Congress, APC in Lagos and Osun States.

He enjoined them to demonstrate the true teachings of Islam ( selfless service and utmost dedication to the fatherland) in their national assignment, reminding them that they will be accountable to Allah on the day of judgment.

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