Sultan To Address Muslims On Ramadan, Insecurity
ABUJA, July 17, (THEWILL) - Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar will, on Thursday, address the Muslim community and journalists on the state of the nation and preparations for the forthcoming Ramadan.
A statement issued in Abuja by Dr. AbdulLateef Adegbite, the secretary-general of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) indicates that the Muslim leader would equally use the opportunity to announce to the world, certain restructuring and appointments recently made by the Council.
He added that the joint briefing, which will hold at the conference hall of the National Mosque, Abuja, from 11 am, will be attended by representatives of Muslim groups and Islamic societies in the country.
“The Council would also use the opportunity to inform the Muslim community the likely commencement of 2012 Ramadan fast,” he said. “Although the Council had, at various fora, expressed its concerns on the state of the nation, the conference would also address some of the efforts of the apex Islamic body in confronting various challenges in the country.”
The occasion will also feature the inauguration of the new leadership of National Mosque, Abuja, in line with the restructuring process.