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JNI to Nigerian leaders: Cut your extravagant lifestyles | Only masses making sacrifices

Dr Khalid Abubakar, JNI Dr Khalid Abubakar, JNI

Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), the umbrella body of Muslims in Nigeria, has called on political leaders to cut their extravagant lifestyles and ease the sufferings of the masses.

Speaking after observing the Eid al-Adha prayers at Dodan Barracks prayer ground in Lagos, President Bola Tinubu had said Nigerians must make sacrifices for the prosperity of the country.

JNI, in a sallah message by Khalid Aliyu, its secretary-general, alleged that while the masses are making sacrifices to “keep the nation moving”, the leaders are living in affluence.

“On this joyous occasion, JNI would like to extend its felicitations to the new leaders at all levels in the executive and legislative arms,” the statement reads.

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“They should be mindful of the trust reposed in them by Allah and humanity on which they will be asked to give account on the day of judgement.

“It appears that only the common Nigerians are making painful sacrifices to keep the nation moving but the leaders are perpetually living in affluence to the detriment of the malnourished commoners.

“The JNI, therefore, call on the leaders to cut their extravagant lifestyles, make adjustments and come up with policies that will make the life of the common Nigerian a bit comfortable.”

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JNI urged Muslims to reflect on the occasion of the Eid al-Ahda and be selfless.

“This auspicious occasion serves as a reminder of the values of sacrifice, compassion, and unity that are at the core of Islam,” JNI added.

“As we gather with family, friends, and loved ones to observe the Eid, let us reflect upon the importance of selflessness and generosity.”

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