A renowned Islamic cleric and scholar, Sheikh Khalifa Aliyu Ahamd Abulfatihi, has appealed to the federal government as a matter of importance to control the prices of goods and services, especially food, to enable the common man in the society to buy and eat.
He also called on the government to improve on its constitutional responsibility of providing security to lives and property of its citizenry in all the nooks and crannies of the country, saying poverty and unemployment have led to high level criminalities and other social vices across the country.
The Islamic cleric, who made the plea Wednesday in his sermon and special prayers during the 2023 annual Eid-el-Maulud festival held at the Sheikh Ahmad Abulfatihi Madinatu Zawiya Maiduguri, however, commended the federal government for its untiring efforts towards improving the daunting economy and security situation.
He urged the government to sustain its efforts in serving the people diligently, transparently and in a responsible, accountable manner as the custodian of public resources.
Khalifa enjoined people to also have the fear of God in their dealings and conduct, respect their leaders and constituted authorities by being obedient and loyal to their leaders.
According to him, “God created us to live in peace, unity and live with one another irrespective of our differences, tribes, religions, culture and traditions for a purpose. So, we must endure, accept, love and embrace one another to live a better life, stop hating and blackmailing one another.”
Abulfatihi appreciated the leadership support and assistance of Governor Babagana Zulum, the traditional and religious leaders as well as the business community in alleviating the sufferings of the people and improving the living condition of the downtrodden in the society, especially the IDPs and refugees within and outside the state.