Cleric admonishes confab delegates on national interest

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Apr 1st, 2014
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Sheikh Nura Khalid, the Chief Imam of Apo Legislators’ Quarters Mosque, Abuja, on Tuesday admonished delegates to the National Conference to promote national interest.

Khalid, who made the remark in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said the conference was timely.

He urged the delegates to work together as Nigerians, irrespective of their ethnic, religious and socio-political background, to achieve the aims and objectives of the conference.

“Lets forget about being an Igbo man, a Hausa man, a Yoruba man, an Itsekiri man, Urhobo man.

“Lets see ourselves as one people that are gathered together for a common purpose and for the oneness of Nigeria,’’ he urged.

He also called on the delegates to have the fear of Allah in all their undertakings for a better exercise at the end of the day.

Khalid, however, tasked the delegates to discuss exhaustively the major problems confronting the country rather than engaging themselves in irrelevant things.

He said this would enable them to proffer lasting solutions to the problems, especially in areas of unemployment and insecurity in the country.

He said that tackling unemployment and insecurity in the country would virtually address other challenges currently confronting the country.

He urged them to heeded to the advice offered by President Goodluck Jonathan when he inaugurated the conference.

The chief imam further urged Nigerians, in and outside the country, to support the conference to enable the delegates to succeed.

Khalid advised the Federal Government to make reforms in some agencies and ministries to make them more functional and effective.

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