Prof Taofiq Adesina Azeez, Imam of the University of Abuja has warned that the federal government will be doing a disservice to the nation’s current peace, if it lockdown the country in the second wave of coronavirus.
He however called on the government to enforce the use of nose masks and other measures aimed at reducing the spread of the virus.
Imam Azeez, who is also a Professor at the University in a ‘state of the nation’ statement made available to The Precision NG, urged President Muhammadu Buhari and all political and government actors to fear the Almighty Allaah, as they shall one day return and account for their deeds on earth.
Read full statement below:
That Nigeria is sliding into the most dangerous and violent anarchy is an understatement. That Government responsibility is basically security of life and property is also a constitutional fact. But accountability to man and God is the Truth that we seem to have chosen to ignore.
It is believed that Government has the capacity to stem insurgency and other critical violent crimes compounding our insecurity. But it seems Government is insensitive and tending towards irresponsibility.
I, therefore, urge Mr President and all Political and Government actors to fear the Almighty Allaah who is not want of evidence against us all, and to Whom we shall return and account.
I, also, urge Government not to actualise another lockdown inspite of the raging second wave of COVID 19. This is because of the certain aggravating effects of this on the already livid anger of the various sections of the Nigerian society.
I, therefore, advise Government to intensify public enlightenment, enforcement of the necessary protocol and open, sincere and transparent administration of palliative and cushion effects of the disease. These measures will be better than resistance to another lockdown which may spell doom to the already volatile situation.
While urging Nigerians to be prayerful and patient, I also strongly advise that we are vigilant and compliant with safety rules.
May Allaah protect and save Nigeria from collapse.
Prof Taofiq Adesina Azeez
Imam, University of Abuja
Imam, Da’wah Front of Nigeria