Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said that with daily prayers and supplications, the state government has been able to defeat COVID-19.
The governor stated this Friday while delivering closing remarks at the Annual Zikir and Prayers for National Unity, organised by the Majalisul Shura Litaraqa Al-Tijjaniyya held at Kano Emir’s Palace.
In a statement by Hassan Musa Fagge, Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor of Kano state, Mr Ganduje acknowledged that there are a lot of issues bedevilling the country, especially the prevailing case of coronavirus.
But, according to him, there is less record of the infections in Kano compared to other states, courtesy of the daily prayers and Zikr offered by the good people of the state.
Represented by his deputy, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, Mr Ganduje called on the Muslims to continue to pray for peace and stability in Kano and the nation in general, saying, “It is only through prayers and submitting ourselves to the Almighty Allah that the situation we are in today can be addressed.
He further called on youth to rise up and acquire Islamic knowledge, noting that ” Not only acquiring the knowledge, putting in to practice, what the religion teaches also serves as solutions to some societal problems facing the Muslims.
Mr Ganduje noted that the Annual Zikr organised by the Majalisul Shura plays a vital role in bringing peace and stability, as well as seeking Allah’s intervention in addressing problems facing the State and the nation in general.
He described Tijjaniyya sect followers as peace loving people who sacrifice themselves in acquiring knowledge and promoting teaching of the Prophet and his companions as guided by Sheik AhmadTijjani.
While acknowledging the contributions made by the leaders of Tijjaniyya movement towards Islamic propagation in Africa and the world at large, Governor Ganduje implored the followers to continue to pray for the State and love each other as Muslim bbrothers
In his speech, the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado-Bayero said the annual Zikir and Prayers are organised to draw closer all the Tijjaniyya Followers and pray for the Nation’s Unity and Stability.
The Emir explained that the Annual Zikr reminds all the followers the good works of their leaders like Sheikh Usman Danfodio who spent their lives towards propagating the movement not only in Africa but in the whole world.
He encouraged the members to wake up and seek for more knowledge to serve as a ladder that would allow them to know the religion of Islam and the Tijjaniyya doctrine.
Earlier, in a welcome address, the Acting Chairman of Majalisul Shura Litaraqa Al- Tijjaniyya, Khalifa Sani Maihula urged the members to follow the steps and good life style of Sheikh Ahmadu Tijjani who devoted his time in propagating the teaching of Islam and love of the Prophet.