Coronavirus: Sultan of Sokoto goes spiritual, tells Imams action to take – Daily Post Nigeria

The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Jamaatu Nasril Islam, Alhaji Saad Abubakar, has declared special fasting and prayer over the Coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria.

Abubakar urged Muslims to offer special prayers and fast in a bid to contain further spread of the disease in Nigeria.

Recall that the Nigerian government, through the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire had confirmed the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria.

However, the Sultan appealed to Imams to enlighten Muslims about the disease and how to prevent it during their daily prayers in their various mosques across the country.

In a statement signed by JNIs Secretary-General, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, the monarch said all agencies, particularly the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control should ensure they discharged their duties appropriately.

The statement reads: We are worried and concerned about the spate of the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19) and disturbed by the threat it poses to life.

Apart from China, where the infection of the virus started, it spreads geometrically to other countries in the world, ranging from Europe, America, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Nigeria inclusive.

Each country is taking measures in curbing the plague of the Coronavirus, by quarantining the suspiciously infected in order to avoid its spread, while the infected are being treated in special medical facilities.

All Jumaah (Friday prayers) and five daily congregational prayers Imams should mount strong advocacy and enlightenment campaign against the scourge and the epidemic nature of the coronavirus.

They should include in their sermons and preaching the imperatives of taking serious precautionary measures of personal hygiene.

JNI calls on all Jumaah and five daily congregational prayer Imams to engage in special prayers during their sermons, preaching and other sessions for Allahs quick intervention in wiping away the coronavirus outbreak and all other diseases bedeviling humanity.

JNI calls on the government at all levels, especially the agencies charged with the responsibility of protecting the health of the citizenry, particularly the NCDC, to do the needful in protecting the health of the citizenry.

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