Members of the executive organ of the body represent the Muslim Communities/Councils of the six states of the South West, the major Muslim organisations domiciled in the region including Muslim women and youth organisations.
They gave thanks to Allah for responding to the prayers of Nigerians and bringing back the President in improved health.
They noted in a statement signed by its executive secretary, Professor Dawud O. S. Noibi, with great hope that such fervent thanksgiving will attract even more of Allah’s mercies to the President and the nation, as Allah has assured believers that their gratitude to Him will bring more of His favours.
They expressed profound faith in the fact that the span of life of a person is not determined by the wishes or claims of detractors by but by Allah’s decree. So, they urged the President and the nation to put trust fully in Allah and ignore the whispers of rumor mongers.
The religious leaders also thanked Allah for giving the country and our armed forces victory over the Boko Haram menace and beseeched Him to complete the victory not only over the misguided insurgents but also over all other forms of threat to the security, unity and progress of the nation, praying that the remaining Chibok girls be brought back safely.
They further urged citizens who have faith in Allah to continue their fervent prayer for the President and the whole nation with unshaken faith that He will continue to grant our requests.
They also took the opportunity of the prayer to urge all citizens to cultivate and maintain the consciousness of eventual accountability before Allah, Who shall recompense everyone in the hereafter for everything, good or evil, little or great, that they do in the life of this world.
Finally, they joined the President in commending the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, for holding the forth for him so diligently over the period of the President’s absence.
Members took the advantage of the occasion to express condolences to the family of the former military governor of the old Western Region of Nigeria, Major General Adeyinka Adebayo (rtd) as well as the people of Ekiti State and the South West Nigeria in general on the occasion of his death. They pray that Allah grants his family and the nation the fortitude to bear the loss.
The meeting was presided over by Alhaji (Dr.) Sakariyau O. Babalola, OON, President of MUSWEN who is also Deputy President-General (South) of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA).