An Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Ahmed, has called on Muslim faithful to always remember death and seeks forgiveness for more blessings and success this world and life after death.
Ahmed made the call in his free-Jummu’at sermon at Federal College of Education, Yola on Friday.
He said people are busy looking for worldly things, committing sins, cheating others and not remembering their days are decreasing and they are going to die.
“You have to understand that this world is temporary, you should not forget that you are going to die at any time without any notice.
“Even Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) seeks forgiveness 70 to 100 times daily.
“With such acts, the Almighty God may have mercy upon us and bless us with rain that were looking for two weeks now,’’ he said.
He advised Muslim to seek for knowledge to succeed in life and to always judge themselves on their acts.
Ahmed also advised people to prepare well for good deeds in the coming new year of the Islamic calendar.
Edited By: Olawunmi Ashafa/Abdulfatah Babatunde (NAN)https://nnn.ng/cleric-urges-muslim-to-remember-death-seeks-forgiveness/
Strike: Group urges FG to address health workers’ demands for masses’ interests
Mr Peter Egwudah, the Chairman of the network, made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Yola.
Egwudah said that the strike was not good for the ordinary citizens and the economy of the country as a whole.
“I am seizing this opportunity to appeal to the Federal Government to look into the matter in the interest of the masses.
“The government should address this by finding a strategy to meet the demands it can for now, while it works on the other issues that cannot be met immediately.
“Strikes have a way of taking us back to uproot all the achievements we had reached in terms of healthcare delivery”, he said.
According to him, the strike is currently impacting negatively on the poor people across the states of the federation,hence, the need for the Federal Government and the unions to seat at a roundtable.
The Chairman called on Nigerians to pray for the improvement of the country’s economy, so as to record more developments.
Edited By: Edith Bolokor/Peter Dada
NAF distributes medical oxygen cylinders to FCT isolation centres
The Chief of Medical Services, NAF, Air Commodore Gideon Bako, while distrbuting the items to the beneficiaries at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Thursday in Abuja, said it was in continuation of national efforts to fight COVID-19.
“All the beneficiaries need do is to bring their empty cylinder to the airport for onward transportation to Yola, fill them, and bring the cylinders back to them.
“All these are at no cost to them, being one of the ways of giving back to the society, and in efforts to fight the scourge.
“We have over 156 cylinders that we took to Yola, filled, returned and distribute to the beneficiaries,” he said.
According to him, NAF has its own cylinders too, which it normally supply to the beneficiary isolation centres.
“We also have facilities in Yola like the Federal Medical Centre and the state Specialist Hospital that the service has been supplying medical oxygen to,” he said.
Bako, however, said that all the efforts were geared toward letting Nigerians know that whereever they were, they were not forgotten.
“Just bring your empty cylinder to the airport. We will transport them to Yola, fill them and bring them back to you wherever you are free of charge.
“The only thing we do is that we monitor to ensure that the cylinders are taken to the right place and for the purpose they are meant for,” Bako said..
Edited By: Ismail Abdulaziz
Former Adamawa Acting Governor returns to PDP
Barka officially announced his return to the PDP on Thursday in Yola.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Barka was the acting governor of Adamawa under the platform of PDP from February 2008 to April 2008.
“I only veered off into the APC, leaving my teeming supporters behind; and as you can see, I’ve returned home,” he said.
Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri, who received the former acting governor, said that the doors of the PDP-led administration were wide open to well-meaning individuals.
“Our doors are open to well-meaning individuals and groups of peoples who would support the development of our dear party, state and country,” Fintiri said. ( NAN)
Edited By: Kamal Tayo Oropo/Ejike Obeta
Arik Air begins full flight operations- Management
The management of Arik Air says full flight operations are back, following resolution of the picketing embarked upon by a section of the workers’ union on Monday.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that operations of Arik Air was shut down on Sept.14 by Aviation unions.
The unions were protesting against alleged non-payment of staff salaries since April, placing 90 per cent of the workforce on compulsory leave and other anti-labour practices.
The Manager, Communications of Arik Air, Mr Ola Adebanji, said in a statement in Lagos on Thursday that normal flights had since resumed.
Adebanji said: “We regretted the untold inconvenience caused by the disruption.
“We seize the opportunity to assure you of our continued commitment to your safety and wellbeing as our valued customers.
“Our major domestic hubs at Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, are fully operational and flights are available for you to connect to your destinations seamlessly.
“We currently operate flights to Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Benin, Asaba, Kano, Yola, Ilorin and Jos.
“It’s our intention to give you more flexibility in your travel plans by expanding our network in the near future.
“Our safety and on time records remain unsurpassed, and we remain fully committed to sustaining these standards,” he said.
Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Olagoke Olatoye