The Director of Muslim Right Concern (MURIC), Professor Ishaq Akintola, has advised all Muslims to not rush to their grave as re-open of mosques has been forbidden, irrespective of the lockdown ease.
Recap that Mr President, Muhammadu Buhari, eased the 4 weeks mandated lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States on May 4th and relatively, the facelift continues yesterday.
However, the Muslim Right Concern, MURIC, thereby advised the nationwide mosque authorities to not open until the Federal Government declares a hundred per cent safety guarantee of the citizens.
In the statement issued MURIC Director, Ishaq, he said that it’s known that lockdown hurts but safety is the best priority as the situation stands now.
“We urge the Muslims not to rush to their to their grave and be patient till the COVID-19 lockdown is lifted finally because the dead ones can’t be seen again, neither be part of safer and better Nigerians after activities come back to normal”, he stated.
Ishaq also noted that there is no community neither association or individual can fight the COVID-19 virus alone, however, reopening of mosques can be interpreted as leaving the Federal government to fight it alone.
Speaking further, he advised Gombe, Zamfara and Borno States, who have re-opened to reconsider their decision before Id al-Fitr festival Prayer, which is fast approaching.
“We hereby suggested that the leadership of Nigerian Muslim Community should be consulted before the final re-opening of mosques nationwide”, Ishaq submitted.