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ASUU crisis: Islamic cleric asks Yar’Adua to intervene

Minna -  Chairman of Izala Islamic group in FCT, Malam Nasiruddin Bayero, has appealed to President Umaru Yar’Adua to personally intervene and bring ASUU strike to an end.

Bayero made the appeal in Minna yesterday at the closing ceremony of the annual Ramadan lectures organised by the group.

He said the president being a graduate should appreciate the need for a quick end to the strike, adding that  the strike would not serve anybody any good but have a negative consequence on the nation.

He urged the federal and state governments to ensure that their programmes and policies were tailored toward reducing the hardship of Nigerians in accordance with their oaths of office.

Bayero urged the Federal Government to improve the salaries of the police and provide them with better working environment and equipment to discharge their onerous duties to the society.

On the dislocation of members of the Darul-Islam sect from their former location in Mokwa town, he said the group supported the action of the Federal and Niger State Governments.

He said it was against the tenets of the Islamic religion for any person or group to isolate themselves from the larger society.

Bayero expressed concern over the burial of the late Gani Fawehinmi and agreed with the comments of the Federation of Muslim Lawyers on the issue, saying Fawehinmi should have been buried quickly in accordance with Islamic rites.

He urged the Niger State Government to implement the sharia law in full and stop the designation of certain places for the sale and consumption of alcohol.


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