The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has called on Nigerian Muslims to do all within their power to ensure that the Nigerian project does not fail.
The Executive Director, MURIC, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, stated this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
He urged Muslims in the country to work for the progress of the country and to shun all acts of economic sabotage.
“Although only the spiritually inclined are fully aware of its closeness, Ramadan 2024 is now creeping up like an underwater swimmer. Its full manifestation on the surface is expected about five weeks from now.
“Coming at a time when Nigeria’s economy is at its lowest ebb, with the naira in free fall and prices skyrocketing, 2024 Ramadan poses a potent challenge which the Muslims have no other choice than to grapple with. Yet it is a good opportunity for the Muslims to use the period to bring the nation’s ship which is in turbulent water to calm currents.
“This is exactly what is expected of good Muslims as Ramadan approaches and when it fully materializes. Good Muslims have no other choice. They cannot and should not join spoilers. They cannot and should not join violent demonstrators.
“The Tinubu-Shettima administration was put in place by a majority Muslim votes on Feb. 25, 2023. Therefore Muslims cannot and should not be the ones that will bring it down. Neither should they be among those who would sabotage the economy. This good Muslim majority can build a good Nigeria. It should be at the forefront of the mission to rebuild Nigeria,’’ he said.