The federal government has been urged by the Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, to urgently address the hardships faced by Nigerians. The Islamic group has expressed distress over the current challenges faced by Nigerians, such as food insecurity, inflation, abject poverty, and insecurity, and has called on the government to devise effective solutions.
In a statement issued by the Secretary-General of JNI, Professor Khalid Abubakar, the group highlighted the excruciating pains expressed by citizens through various media channels, including social media. The statement particularly referenced protests in Minna, Niger State, and Lokoja, Kogi State, as well as other dissenting concerns.
The JNI emphasized the troubling impact of hoarding and inflation on the availability and affordability of essential goods and services, especially food items. The group urged the business community to resist the urge to hoard for selfish gains, particularly as Ramadan approaches, and instead make essential commodities more affordable by lowering prices as an act of charity.
The statement concluded with an appeal to emulate the generosity of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by being more generous and kind, especially during Ramadan.