40 years after, Kano Emir to lead Jumat prayer for Mohammed

By Musa Madobi, Kano


As part of the activities lined up for the 40th anniversary of the assassination of late Head of State, General Murtala Ramat Muhammed, the Emir of Kano Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II is scheduled to lead a special Jumat prayer for him on Friday, February 12, 2016.


The gesture is seen as an act in honour of the memory of the former Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.


Chief Executive Officer of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF), Mrs. Aisha Oyebode, who announced the programme of event on behalf of the family, said her father loved his country so much and was very passionate about the Nigerian project.


“My father, General Murtala Muhammed believed in the corporate existence of Nigeria and called on all Nigerians to be dedicated and make sacrifice in achieving greatness for our beloved country”.


“General Muhammed’s ideals are as relevant to our current challenges and aspirations as they were during his time. Our country Nigeria is contending with tensions arising from the activities of micro-nationalistic agitators, threatening to compound existing security challenges occasioned by the Boko Haram insurgency that has caused fatalities in excess of 15,000 people and displaced over 2 million people”, she asserts.


The late former Head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was a foremost Pan-Africanist who placed Africa at the centre of Nigeria’s foreign policy and mobilized support for the liberation of other African countries from apartheid, colonialism and neo-Colonialism.


In Nigeria, his administration fought corruption and indiscipline, while pursuing peace and security within our borders – he was a firm believer in a peaceful and united Nigeria within an integrated and prosperous Africa.

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