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Buhari Muslim group urges President to ensure justice, fairness

The Jama'atul Nasril Islam (JNI) says there is prevailing economic hardship in the country and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure justice and fairness in all his dealings.

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In a communique issued at the end of its annual central council and pre-Ramadan meeting held on Sunday, May 29 2016 in Kawo Kaduna and signed by its Secretary- General Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, JNI said it acknowledged President Muhammadu Buhari's goodwill message and calls on all Muslims to intensify prayers for the President and other leaders.

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The meeting which was chaired by the President General of the JNI, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, was attended by Alhaji Muhammadu Ilyasu Bashar, the Emir of Gwandu, His Highness, Mal. Muhammadu Sanusi, Emir of Kano, His Highness, Alhaji Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, the Emir of Bauchi, His Highness, Dr Shehu Idris, the Emir of Zazzau, His Highness, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, the Etsu Nupe, His Highness, Alhaji Muhammad Abali Ibn Muhammad Idrissa, the Emir of Fika, among others.

JNI resolved in the communique that all citizens should be patient with the government at this trying time, as it makes efforts to bring lasting solutions to the economic hardships, social and political challenges facing the nation.

"We call on all and sundry to imbibe the culture of patriotism and cooperation to all leaders, at all levels. All those in the position of leadership should fear Allah (SWT) and be committed to justice, fairness, transparency and accountability in the discharge of their respective responsibilities," JNI said.

The group also called on governments at all levels and other stakeholders to do more in ameliorating the sufferings of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) across the country.

"The Victim Support Fund (VSF) should be used in ameliorating the sufferings of the IDPs and rebuilding the damaged places," the group said while commending the Federal Government and the Nigerian Armed Forces for the seriousness it has demonstrated and the giant strides so far recorded in fighting the insurgency.”

JNI urged the government not to relent in its efforts and pray for more resounding successes.

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