From Yakubu Busari,Jos
Alhaji Sani Mudi
The spokesman of the Jama’atul Nasir Islam ,JNI, Alh Sani Mudi has commended the measures taken by the plateau state government on lockdown as the only step to safeguard the lives of citizens from contacting the coronavirus .
In an interview with journalists at the Plateau state Central Mosque on Friday ,in Jos North Local Government Council ,Alh Mudi appealed to Muslims Ummah to observe the order of government which is the only option practice across the world .
He said the stand taken by the leadership of the state chapter is for all Muslims faithful to imbibe the culture of discipline to comply with the directive of the government.
According to him, “we have seen it done in other parts of the world in Mecca, in Medina where they used the lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus and we are also hoping that the same success would be replicated here in Nigeria.”
Sani Mudi explained further that with outbreak recorded in Lagos ,Abuja and Kaduna state the lockdown is gradually yielding positive results.
“We have seen that it is for our own benefit. Without the lockdown the disease would have spread faster ,and JNI would follow the instruction of government. So we should play our part as Muslim to join in supporting government in full.”
He maintained that “this Friday is the third that we are missing the congregational prayers and that also happened in Mecca. We are not different from others in the Islamic world and it is not difficult to do same here in Nigeria because Islam is one body all over the world .
JNI is appealing to all Muslims faithful to make the necessary sacrifice because, “we have seen where prayers are being suspended due to Covid-19. So it best for our interest to continue to confront the spread,” he said .
Mudi added that the plan to fumigate worship centres, churches, mosques ,market places and schools including residential areas is the best way to tackle the pandemic. “That is why we are calling on people to accord the government maximum cooperation.”