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Eid-Adha Celebration: MSSN Lagos asks governments to make sacrifices for Nigerians

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Lagos State Area Unit, has advised governments at all levels in the country to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice in discharging the affairs of the country.
The MSSN said if government officials could sacrifice their ego and personal interests they would be able to address the needs of Nigerian people.
The Amir (President) of the society, Alhaji Qasim Badrudeen, in his Eid-Kabir message advised the political leadership of the country to always put the overall interest of Nigerians first, since it is their votes that made it possible for them to occupy their current positions.
He said every necessary step must, therefore, be taken by the political leadership to make life more meaningful and worth living for Nigerians.
Badrudeen also urged Nigerians to continue to exercise patience in the face of the numerous challenges facing the country.
He said they should not resort to do-or-die approach to survive, noting that the Almighty Allah has promised in the Holy Qur’an that He is always with the patient.
While congratulating Nigerians on the occasion of this year’s Eid-l-Adha celebration, the MSSN leader urged them inculcate the spirit of sacrifice, patience, obedience and steadfastness as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim (AS).
‘Notwithstanding the general hopelessness that is being experienced by Muslims and non-Muslims both as a result of the socio-economic crisis that has been making life unbearable for may for long now, we nevertheless must continue to thank the Almighty Allah for sparing our lives to witness yet another eid-l-adha,’ he added.
He also called for more prayers for the country, saying that ‘this period is one of the periods that almighty Allah has given assurance for the acceptance of prayers from His obedient servants.’
Sulaimon Alamutu

PRO, MSSN, Lagos State Area Unit

MSSN Lagos decries FG’s approval for introduction of N5,000

The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Lagos State Area Unit, has described as unfortunate, the Federal Government’s approval granted the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to introduce the N5,000 note despite widespread rejection by majority of Nigerians.

The society said the approval showed that the current administration had no regard for opinions of the electorate.

The Amir (President) of the students’ body, Alhaji Qasim Badrudeen, in a statement today, said the government’s attitude on the issue rubbished a fundamental element of democracy, which allows for the people’s voice to take prominence in government decisions. He said the MSSN found it difficult to understand why a government that claims to have the interest of Nigerians at heart will not consider the opinions of same Nigerians when formulating policies that will have far reaching impacts on their lives.

‘Nigerians have overwhelmingly expressed their rejection of this plan and if President Goodluck Jonathan truly loves us and have our interest at heart, he will listen to our voice and do what we want,’ he said.

‘The highest legislative body in the country, the National Assembly, has expressed opposition to this policy. Similarly, professional bodies, civil society groups and other concerned stakeholders have said and are still saying no to the planned introduction of the N5,000 note. So, for the executive, led by President Goodluck Jonathan, to have rubbished the opinions of all these important stakeholders, it means Nigerians should prepare for the worst in coming years,’ he added.

Similarly, Badrudeen said the changing of lower denominations of the naira to coins, will further compound the economic problem of the masses, saying that prices of products that can be purchased with such denominations would go up. ‘You will all recall that when 1 kobo was phased out, suddenly all things that Nigerinas could buy at that price jumped to 10 kobo (ten times the original). We also witnessed how coining of 50k and 1 Naira instantly cut out their circulation. Now that the FG has approved the coining of N50, N20, N10 and N5, then they will simply disappear as in the case above. Transactions in those denominations will drastically reduce and you will see market men/women increasing prices to avoid packing coins,’ he said.

He said students in particular would bear the burden as transporters may likely hike their fares to the next denomination in paper. He, therefore, appealled to the federal government to allow voice of reasoning to prevail in this regard.

92nd Islamic vacation Course (IVC)

Muslim Students' Society of Nigeria
Lagos State Area Unit
92nd Islamic vacation Course (IVC)
Date: Muharram 29th - Safar 6th, 1433A.H ( Saturday, 24th - Saturday, 31st December, 2011)
Venue: Human Capital development Centre of MSSN Lagos, Eredo LCDA NAforija, Epe, Lagos (Male)
  Homat Comprehensive College, Igbogbo, Ikorodu, Lagos (Female)
  Abu-Hasbunallah Private School, Behind New PHCN Office off Shalawon Str. Igbogbo, Lagos (TFL)
N1,200 (Primary/TFL)     N1,500 (Secondary Schools)     N2,000 (Higher Institution Students & Workers)
Featuring: Lectures, Workshop, Vocational Training, Sports, Fiqh Session & Lots more

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