From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, Kaduna branch has prayed for quick recovery for Governor Nasir el-Rufai, who tested positive on Saturday for coronavirus, and other victims of Covid-19 in Nigeria and globally.
A statement signed by the Secretary ADS Kaduna branch, Bro Sheriff Olutusin on yesterday called for intensified prayer from Muslims for God to end the scourge, while tasking Nigerians to follow the hygienic rule and guideline stipulated to ward off the disease.
“Ansar-Ud Deen Society, Kaduna branch and the entire Muslim Ummah of Kaduna state are saddened to receive the news of the infection of our icon, the dynamic and hardworking Governor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai with Coronavirus (Covid-19).
“His Excellency has shown Kaduna state indigenes and the country as a whole, the leadership quality and commitment to protect the life and property of citizens of Kaduna state.
“We pray to Almighty God to heal you and protect your family as you go through the self-isolation. Similarly we pray for the protection of all the citizens of the state from the Covid-19 scourge.
“Corona disease as no known cure for now but it is not a death sentence as it can be managed. Thus all hands must be on desk as citizen we must support and obey the government and work collectively to stop the spread by constantly washing our hands and observing high standards of hygiene, avoiding social gatherings and events, staying at home.
“As a Muslim organization we believe prayer is the bedrock of everything. We urge Muslims to pray for Allah’s intervention in ending the spread of the disease as we wish our Governor quick recovery and God’s protection for all the citizens,” the ADS Kaduna scribe added.
Similarly, NASFAT Kaduna branch also expressed deep concern about the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and pray that Allah brings rapid end to this pandemic and heal all the affected people worldwide.
Chairman NASFAT Kaduna branch, Engr. M. A. Yusuf said he is concern that the governor of Kaduna State Mallam Nasiru El Rufai has tested positive to the Coronavirus and pray that Allah heals him and everyone that has tested positive and those that are carrying the virus but unaware.
“We urge all members of the public to abide by the directives of the government and health officials with respect to social distancing and stay at home order to enable the pandemic to slow down and eventually put to an end, “ he said.