Gbenga OMOKHUNU, Abuja
THE leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday pleaded with Muslims in Nigeria and all over the world to continue to pray for a speedy end of COVID-19 in the country.
CAN commended Nigerians for the cooperation given to government in the fight against the dreaded coronavirus pandemic.
According to a letter written to the Sultan of Sokoto and PresidentGeneral, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Sa’ad Abubakar 111 and signed by CAN’s Secretary General, Barrister Joseph Daramola:
“The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) rejoices with and congratulates the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar 111, Head of Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI) and President-General, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and all Nigerian Muslim faithful on their successful completion of this year’s Ramadan.
“This great yearly spiritual exercise, we believe, is in obedience to the Holy Quran that says, “O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous” — Surat Al-Baqarah 2:183. “As we appreciate your coming to the end of this year’s Ramadan prayers, we implore you all not to cease from continuously praying for the peace, unity and stability of our country.
“We wish to encourage Muslims in Nigeria and all over the world to continue to pray for a speedy end of COVID-19 in our country, continent and the entire world, to which the Christian Association of Nigeria is also fully committed.
“We commend Nigerians for their cooperation with the government so far in the attempts being made to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, despite all the inconveniences and hardships