Following the scare of the coronavirus pandemic, all Imams in Enugu state have held a general prayer meeting at the Central Mosque, Uwani-Enugu, to invoke the mercy of God to save Nigeria from the deadly coronavirus ravaging many parts of the world.
Many states, including Enugu, have locked down partially to avert the spread of the disease by closing schools, banning public gatherings as well as weddings and burial ceremonies.
The prayer session was organised at the instance of the Sarkin Hausawa, HRH Alhaju Idri Ado Suleiman III.
In a statement read on his behalf by Comrade Ibrahim Sameila, the Sarkin Yaki, Suleiman stated that Allah, sustains mankind, removes illnesses and cures diseases, adding that, ” there is no cure greater than that of Allah.
“Allah, we beseech you to grant us peace all over the nation and safeguard us because you are the source of safety,” he prayed.
The lead missionary, NASFAT, Muhammad Yinusa Usman, in his speech at the occasion, noted that COVID-19 was a pandemic that threatens the world but thanked God the disease has not been reported in Enugu state.
On his part, the Chief Imam of Garriki, Enugu, Mallam Khalid Muhammad, prayed to Allah to protect Nigerians and Enugu state in particular from the pandemic.