The Deputy Chief Imam of the National Mosque in Abuja, Dr. Mohammed Kabir has advised the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari to rule Nigeria from May 29 with the fear of Allah and trust, which majority of Nigerians reposed on him.
In a special sermon delivered at a special Friday prayer at the National Mosque, Abuja today to usher in the Buhari administration, Dr. Kabir called on the incoming President and other leaders at all levels not to betray the trust reposed in them by the people, adding that they would be asked to give account of all their actions by Allah on the day of judgment.
The Special Juma’at prayer was attended by Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on behalf of President-elect, Buhari; the Zamfara State Governor AbdulAziz Yari; minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed; Minister of State for Finance, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda and the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro as well as members of the diplomat corps, military officers, royal fathers and other top government officials.
The Deputy Chief Imam quoted Prophet Muhammad (SAW) as having admonished Muslims to always remember that everything entrusted in their care as leaders; be it as family head, community leader, state governors and the President, must be accounted for before Allah.
Speaking shortly after the prayer, Vice President Namadi Sambo prayed for guidance to the incoming administration to continue with the progress and development of Nigeria.
He called on Nigerians to support the administration of Muhammadu Buhari to succeed.
Also speaking, Atiku Abubakar expressed gratitude to Nigerians for their support and cooperation to the President-elect, even as he asked Nigerians to pray for a successful inauguration on May 29.