Ramadan: Marwa Seeks Prayer For President Tinubu, Governors, Other Leaders

….. Urges parents to pay more attention to their children over drug scourge

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig Gen Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has urged Nigerians, especially Muslim faithful to use the holy month of Ramadan to pray for God’s guidance for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, state governors, ministers and other political leaders in the country.

In a press release on Monday 4th March 2024 signed by the NDLEA Director of Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, said that Marwa gave the charge in his remarks at the pre-Ramadan lecture organized by the Alhaji Mohammed Lawal Memorial Jummat Mosque, Asokoro Abuja on Sunday 3rd March 2024. He said the month of Ramadan was unique in the Islamic calendar when the holy Quran was revealed. “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”, he stated.

While noting that the lecture has always been hosted by the mosque, Marwa who was the father of the day at the pre-Ramadan lecture, specifically called on Muslim faithful to take advantage of the holy month to pray for President Tinubu, state governors, ministers and other leaders saddled with the responsibility of leading the country at this critical time.

According to him, “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.”

The NDLEA boss also urged parents to pay more attention to the upbringing of their children as well as providing them with quality care that will prevent them from going into drug abuse. He called for early intervention for those already experimenting or struggling with substance abuse to avoid their situation getting worse.

“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 a call centre with a toll-free helpline to provide psycho-social support for those who need help”, he added.

He commended the Chief Imam of the mosque, Alhaji Lukman Amobiojo and the organizing committee for putting together the annual lecture.