The Chief Imam of Ilorin, Mohammed Bashir Salihu has urged Nigerians to adhere strictly to the best health practices such as washing hands and maintaining high level of personal hygiene and tidy environment, in order to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
Imam Salihu, who stated this on Friday at a special prayer organized by the Ilorin Emirate in Kwara to ward off the coronavirus pandemic from Nigeria and every part of the World, equally stressed the need for people to move closer to their creator, saying that God has solution to every problem.
The prayer, held at the Ilorin Juma’at Central Mosque was at the instance of the Emir of Ilorin, Alh Ibrahim Sulu- Gambari.
The chief Imam led the prayer and was assisted by other prominent clerics, including the Imam Imale, Sheikh Abdullahi Abdulhamid.
Imam Salihu had while recommending special prayer for Muslims to say at specific periods of the day in order to get rid of the virus, beseech God to save humanity from the coronavirus pandemic and other killer ailments.
Imam Salihu, equally counseled the people of the World to move closer to their creator through acts of worship and righteousness in this crisis period.
He says it is only through this that a quick solution could be found to the corona virus pandemic across the World.
He thanks the Emir of Ilorin for blazing the trail in organizing prayer for a quick solution from God to the ravaging virus which has claimed many lives around the World.
The chief Imam, also offered prayers for journalists who were led by the state chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Umar Abdulwahab to the Juma’at Central Mosque to cover the event.