The emir of karaye in kano state, ibrahim abubakar ii has directed imams in the emirate to offer special prayers for rainfall and peace.
Abubakar gave the directive in a statement through the state emirate council information officer, haruna gunduwawa, ordering that all district and village heads should liaise with clerics in organizing the prayers in their respective areas.
He said they should pray to the almighty allah to provide them with rainfall in order to have bumper harvests as he also called on the clerics to pray for an end to the covid-19 pandemic.
Abubakar ii further urged traditional rulers to continue to be vigilant and report any suspicious movements of people, especially new faces, for prompt action against insecurity in the state.
Prominent leaders from southwestern nigeria have met behind closed doors at the palace of the ooni of ife, oba adeyeye ogunwusi, over the state of the nation and the arrest of yoruba nation agitator, sunday adeyemo popularly known as igboho
Deputy chairman of the oyo state council of obas, oba francis alao, disclosed to newsmen that the meeting was originally convened to discuss national developments but had to delve into igboho’s arrest.
Oba alao explained that the meeting is sequel to a call from the ooni over the need to return to the roots to finetune ways to resolve worrying political, economical and social issues affecting the country in the last few years.
In the meantime, a former governor of oyo state, rashidi ladoja, and a former national commissioner of the independent national electoral commission, inec, prof. Lai olorode, harped on the need to restructure the country and to as hold wider consultations with nigerians across board to rectify the anomaly.
Former aviation minister, femi fani-kayode has called on authorities in benin republic to accord sunday adeyemo, also known as sunday igboho the respect he deserves.
Fani-kayode, in a tweet, called on the authorities in cotonou to respect the civil liberties and rights of the secessionist agitator, adding that he should not be denied access to a lawyer and a doctor and he must not be tortured, brutalized or humiliated.
The former minister who described adeyemo as a freedom fighter therefore noted that the benin government must be fair in their actions.