COVID-19: Shiites To Fumigate Kano Mosques

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Shiite group has concluded arrangements to engage it’s members to fumigate mosques in Kano, as a way of supporting global fight against coronavirus.

 Addressing a press conference in Kano on Tuesday, in Kano Dr. Daura Nalado, explained that the movement has since embarked on public awareness on the need to comply with the expert advice through the use of hand sanitizers and washing hands with soap. 

They also expressed worry over emerging stories alleging that an infected person has been placed in detention at the Correctional Centre in Kaduna where the leader of the Movement Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky is being detained. The movement has also called for the immediate and unconditional release of the Sheikh saying the movement will hold the government responsible for anything that happens to the leader. 

“We also use this medium to renew the call for the immediate and unconditional release of our leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) and his wife who are currently detained at the highly overcrowded Kaduna Correctional Centre, without access to proper medical care, especially considering that the Kaduna Sate Government has proved incapable of protecting even its highest ranking officials.”

They further added; “We are aware of the recent developments in the Correctional Centre in Kaduna and are calling on the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release the Sheikh having allegedly implanted the said COVID-19 in the Correctional Centre Kaduna where he is being kept. Definitely we will hold the authorities responsible lest anything happens to our leader” he stated. 

However, the movement also called on the general public to comply with experts advises in the fight against COVID-19. “It has become necessary for the Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the revered leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) to call on the general public and humanity at large to compliment the efforts of health experts and comply with instructions and guidance to curb the spread of the novel Corona Virus now taking a toll in our immediate environment Nigeria. 

“Nigerians should endeavor to domesticate all guiding instructions that will stall the spread of the pandemic that include the washing of hands with soap, using protective wears like facemasks and hand gloves as well as staying away from gatherings. “They should also always maintain a social distance of at least one meter whenever they have to interact with others and avoid touching of their faces, noses and eyes because the pandemic is real and not a hoax as wrongly perceived by some” he stated. 

The movement also blamed the Nigerian government for not being proactive that led to the spread of the pandemic in the country. It also called on the authorities and the well-to-do in the society to provide palliatives for the less privileged. 

“With deep sense of concern, we wish to express our dismay over the carelessness of the Nigerian authorities that led to the spread of the pandemic to Nigeria from the onset, due to its indifference, disregard to the life and wellbeing of the citizenry and its inability to be proactive. 

“It is only through these that one can stay safe under a government that is less concerned about proper management of the situation. In as much as it is necessary for people to remain in self-isolation, it is also necessary for those who live from hand-to-mouth, that make over 50 percent of the population, to be given palliatives as it is the practice across the globe. You can’t shut down poverty stricken and hungry people for good without any sustenance and expect proper results unless you are not truly committed to protection of their lives against the devastation. We will use this opportunity to call on the wealthy philanthropists to devise ways of assisting the poor to save lives as the government remains mute and indifferent” he added.


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