Use Holy Month of Ramadan to Fast, Pray for Tinubu to Lead our Nation Better — Marwa Urges Muslims

Buba Marwa, the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has called upon Muslims across the country to dedicate prayers for Chief Bola Tinubu, state governors, ministers, and other government officials during the holy month of Ramadan.

Speaking at the Alhaji Mohammed Lawal Memorial Jummat Mosque in Asokoro, Abuja, during a pre-Ramadan lecture on Sunday, March 3, 2024, Marwa emphasised the significance of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar, being the month when the Holy Quran was revealed.

During his address, Marwa highlighted the unique spiritual opportunities that Ramadan presents, stating, “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.”

Specifically, Marwa urged Muslim faithful to use this sacred month to seek divine guidance for political leaders, including Tinubu, state governors, ministers, and other figures responsible for steering the nation through critical times.

“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 pray 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,” he added.

Furthermore, the NDLEA chief touched upon societal concerns, advocating for parents to prioritize the care and upbringing of their children. Additionally, he emphasized the importance of early intervention in addressing drug abuse issues.

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Speaking further, he articulated, “As part of our efforts aimed at prevention, we launched a social advocacy campaign called War Against Drug Abuse (WADA) to mobilise every citizen to take ownership of the fight as well as raise awareness about the dangers of illicit drugs and that has gained huge momentum across the country in barely three years after its launch.

“Besides treatment and counselling centres in 30 of our Commands nationwide, we have also established call centre with toll free helpline to provide psycho-social support for those who need help,” he disclosed.