By Bello Hamza, Abuja
The Coalition Of Civil Society Organizations Under Secure Nation-Builders Call On Nigerian To Adopt The Objectives of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Political Forum as we move towards 2023.
In a statement jointly signed by the group heads, Ameh Allen Christopher, Halima Bukar, Mabel Abraham, Dr. Agustine Micheal, Comrade E.K Gowin, and Prof H. B. Balarabe said that the notion of establishment of a just system is not strange to countries far and wide, let alone Nigeria – a cosmopolitan state blessed with both human and natural resources.
“We believe that unity of the people is the foundation of every nation’s development as it fosters good governance, equality, selfless service and collaboration for the common good of all the people of Nigeria.
“At this point, we will like to acknowledge the recent development coming from the Islamic movement in Nigeria with Shia majority adherents for creating a Political Forum. With their solid structure, such a mass movement of millions of people have the capacity to change the equation of the Nigerian political activities as truthfulness, dedication, courage are among their characters.
“There is the need for us to decide on a set of standard values that we will live by and nurture for many generations to come. Having weak governing institutions where people largely and inappropriately rely on sub-optimal indices such as ethnic affiliation, religious links and family ties in the creation, allocation and distribution of resources and values, a country is bound to face disastrous challenges,” they said.
They said that from what we gathered in light of that, efforts to bridge ethnic divide in Nigeria, Protecting the rights of all Nigerians, facilitating peaceful coexistence and harmony among Nigerians, ensuring equal distribution of Nigerian resources, safeguarding lives and properties of the Nigerian Population , maintaining diplomatic ties and striving towards social justice , sensitization of the public on their rights and responsibilities are among the objectives of the Political Forum of the Islamic movement in Nigeria.
“Base on our findings, the leader of the Islamic movement Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky stick to what he believes as true teachings of Islam, the Sheikh married a Yoruba lady Zeenat Ibraheem, he established an annual programme he named unity week, encourages his disciples to embark on selfless services to their immediate communities in a wide-spread recognition of the need for the unity of the Nigerian people and Africa at large,” they added.
Further more, they added that some of our links with some strong societies such as Red Cross Society informed us that the Shia Muslims under the leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky are among the highest donors of blood in the country.
They also said that some sources from the Christian Association of Nigeria informed us on the level of sacrifices Sheikh Zakzaky made to ensure the safety of Nigerians irrespective of religious beliefs during crises.