Ramadan: Marwa seeks prayer for Tinubu, governors, other leaders


Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd),  Monday urged Nigerian Muslims to use the period of the holy month of Ramadan to pray for God’s guidance for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, state governors, ministers and other political leaders.

Marwa gave the charge in his remarks at the pre-Ramadan lecture organised by the Alhaji Mohammed Lawal Memorial Jummat Mosque, Asokoro, Abuja.

He said the month of Ramadan is unique in the Islamic calendar when the holy Quran was revealed.

“It is indeed a period that offers us the opportunity for forgiveness, abundant blessings and reward for good deeds. As such, we should pray that Allah will see us through and make us witness more Ramadan,” he stated.

While noting that the lecture has always been hosted by the mosque, Marwa who was father of the day at the pre-Ramadan lecture said:  “What I’m saying is an injunction from the holy book that we should pray for our leaders. This holy month of Ramadan therefore provides us with an ample opportunity to prayer for all our leaders starting from President Tinubu, the governors, ministers and other leaders for God’s guidance in the onerous task of leading our nation at this critical time.”

The NDLEA boss also urged parents to pay more attention to the upbringing of their children  and provide them quality care that will prevent them from going into drug abuse. He called for early intervention for those already experimenting or struggling with substance abuse to avoid their situation getting worse.

 He commended the Chief Imam of the mosque, Alhaji Lukman Amobiojo, and the organising committee for putting together the annual lecture.