*Cautions Personnel Against Corruption, Other Vices During Ramadan
By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
The Commandant- General Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Abdullahi Gana Muhhamadu has re assured Nigeria that the present economic challenges being faced by the country would soon come to an end with patience , perseverance, change of attitude and believe in the economic recovery policy of President Mohammadu Buhari administration.
According to a statement signed by the Media Assistant to the Commandant General, Assistant Commandant of Corps, Soji Alabi, the hint was dropped by the CG during the 2017 Ramadan Lecture series at the Corps’ headquarters in Abuja on 8th June, 2017.
The lecture titled ‘Islamic Solution to Economic Recession’ was delivered by Sheik Yusufari Ismail on behalf of Prof. Taofeek Abdulazeez, Chief Imam of the University of Abuja. Dignitaries in attendance included the Honourable Minister of Interior Abdulrahman B. Dambazau (PhD), representative of the Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Management Staff of the Corps, representatives from other sister agencies and senior officers and men of the Corps.
The Guest Lecturer who delved into the nature, causes (both spiritual and economic) of recession ‘ opined that recession is part of Islam, that it is a trial of Allah and the consequences of our actions and inactions’. He strongly advocated for a spiritual solution which include a true repentance, forgiveness of sins, change of attitude and eschew any act of corruption and corrupt tendencies.
In his keynote address, the Honourable minister of Interior applauded the peace, synergy and cooperation that exist among the management staff and officers and men of the Corps irrespective of their religion affiliation and urged them to extend same in the discharge of their duties to the nation.
The Commandant General stressed the need for the officers and men of the Corps to imbibe the virtue of patience , live within their means and wait for God’s own time, adding that there’s no hurry in life.
The occasion also witnessed a special prayer session for peace to reign in Nigeria, God’s protection for the Acting President as well as sound health and safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigeria