A notable lslamic cleric, Alhaji (Sheikh) Buhari Ajilogba, the Ajanosi of Epe kingdom, has called on Nigerians to be united in addressing the issue of insecurity in the country.
Sheikh Ajilogba made the call at the Epe Club Seventies Special Ramandan Public Lecture 2021 which was held at the club house in Ita-Marun, Epe, Lagos State.
While speaking on the topic “The benefit of Unity”, the Islamic Cleric said according to prophet Muhammed (SAW) “The good people among you are those who unite with each others without any discrimination.”
The lecturer lauded the effort of the Club towards propagating lslam and uniting youths within the community, adding that Nigerians should consider themselves stakeholders if the country must win the war against insecurity.
Ajilogba added “This is the period we all come together to refresh our minds and pray collectively to the progress, unity and mutual understanding of our great country.
“That is why l commended the Epe Club Seventies for this laudable initiative. l urge other vibrant Clubs within the community to emulate this and foster more unity among our teaming youths.
“Our most immediate challenge now is to bring our disparate people together and pull down our barriers; otherwise, we can not build.
“Issues of development, although absolutely important are not the most immediate.
“No one without an implementable solutions on the questions of unity and justice for all regardless of ethnicity and creeds, should have their names to protect.”
He therefore urged the President and members of Epe club 70s to consider themselves and allow unity and love to be their watchwords.
In his remarks, the President of Epe Club 70s, Mr Ibrahim Sanuth commended members and their families for the massive turnout, adding that Ramandan Public Lecture is an annual programme held by the club for the purpose of bringing all club members, families and friends together especially now that they have a club house.
Sanuth added that the Ramadan lecture provides an avenue to give back to the society, educating them on the need to be part of a club.
He said ” this is the time to give out to the society and this is quite different from the one we had last year and I pray we’ll have a better one next years,
” May Allah provide a way out of Covid 19 and guide us properly so that we can get back to our normal lives.
The president reasoned that many people today have the notion that a club is meant for just eating, drinking and getting entertained, but it goes beyond that.
He further stated that cultism is a serious issue which needs critical attention and awareness.
He added that parents have a huge responsibility to train their children and inculcate good values that will enable them become responsible and shun social value
He opined that any youth who is found guilty should be brought to book without favouritism.
He further advised the people to cast their votes for the best candidate who is of good character and values and can impact meaningfully to the society.