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Muslim leaders beg Gov Uba to alleviate Kaduna residents’ suffering

“We, therefore, in earnest, call on Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna and the parliament of the state to, as a matter of urgency, provide succour,” said the imams.

• February 8, 2024
Council of Imams and Governor Uba Sani
Council of Imams and Governor Uba Sani

On Thursday, the Council of Imams and Ulama of Kaduna called on federal and state governments for urgent intervention over the growing cost of living and hardships among Nigerians.

The chief imam of Hayin Malam Bello Mosque, Sheikh Aminu Umdah, made the call at a news conference organised by the council in Kaduna.

Mr Umdah said, “We, the Council of Imams and Ulama of Kaduna state, are compelled to address the distressing situation of hardships and severe hunger our people are currently facing.

“We urge the state government to leverage its resources and influence to

compel local government chairmen to actively participate in providing

essential aid to the distressed masses.”

He said collaboration at all levels of governance was imperative to ensure a comprehensive and timely response to the pressing challenges faced by the people of Kaduna.

“The recent distribution of food items and financial aid by the federal

government to members of federal parliaments and state governments has, unfortunately, left a significant portion of our beloved state grappling with unprecedented hardships.

“The cries of our people echo the need for immediate relief. We, therefore, in earnest, call on Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna and the parliament of the state to, as a matter of urgency, provide succour to the distressed individuals through the distribution of food items to deserving individuals across Kaduna state,” added the chief imam.

According to him, the well-being of citizens should be a collective priority, and representatives at the state and National Assembly should take decisive actions to alleviate the suffering of those in dire need in their constituencies.

“We appeal to the Kaduna state residents to toe the path of peace while we await the government’s swift intervention,” Mr Umdah said.

(NAN)

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