Etsu Nupe Urges Unity Among Muslim Faithful
By Mohammed Baba Busu
Alhaji (Dr) Yahaya Abubakar, the Etsu Nupe, has stressed the need for Muslims to remain united for the progress and development of Islam.
The Etsu Nupe told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the Muslim Ummah must remain unshakeably committed to the oneness of Allah and unity of purpose.
The Chairman, of the Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, spoke to NAN on the sidelines of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) Central Council meeting, an umbrella organization of all Muslim groups, on Tuesday in Minna.
According to Alhaji Abubakar, without unity, the Muslim Ummah will continue to live in disarray, while development will continue to elude them.
The royal father said there was a need for Muslims to unite for the course of Islam.
The Etsu Nupe further stated that there was also the need for the Muslim Ummah to continue to be their brothers’ keepers, saying that this could not be more crucial than now when the citizens were facing a lot of socio-economic challenges.
Etsu Nupe who is also the JNI Vice President-General noted that, “today, I have a very good course to be happy and also to celebrate the visible tendency of the Islamic brotherhood present in this meeting and equally of others who intend to be here but couldn’t due to some reasons”.
The traditional ruler, however, commended Alhaji (Dr) Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto and President General, JNI, for his diligent and pious leadership.
According to the Etsu Nupe, the Sultan has remained a leader worthy of emulation by all, because his preoccupation is to ensure the progress and development of the followers.
The traditional ruler also commended Gov. Umar Bago for accepting to host the Central Council meeting in the state.
“I personally thank him very much for the financial support and other logistic platforms he has rendered to the great confab and as well welcome everyone to this beneficial occasion which is full of rewards from Almighty Allah (SWT) who will bless you all” Etsu Nupe emphasized.
I pray to God Almighty for the safe return of all who witnessed the all-important meeting. (NAN)