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Hijrah: Islamic Scholars Urge Bola Tinubu to Tackle Inflation and Food Scarcity

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Islamic scholars belonging to the Hijrah Organisation of Nigeria have called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to address the pressing issues of inflation and food scarcity in the country. Professor Badmus Olarenwaju Yusuf, the National Chairman of Hijrah, expressed concern over the devastating impact of rising prices of food and other commodities on the socio-economic welfare and development of the populace. He emphasized that the current inflationary trend has pushed many families into severe hardships, making it challenging for them to meet their financial obligations.

Islamic Scholars Urge Bola Tinubu to Tackle Inflation and Food Scarcity

One significant factor contributing to this economic strain is the recent increase in the pump price of petrol, soaring from N515 to N617 per litre. This substantial rise has led to a decrease in the purchasing power of Nigerians, hindering economic growth and development. The scholars’ primary appeal to both state and federal governments is to urgently address the issues of food inflation and scarcity in the nation.

During the 1445 AH celebration held in Ilọrin, Professor Badmus Olarenwaju Yusuf also warned about the spread of anti-Islam literature, such as the controversial “Triangle of Monotheism,” which contains passages from the Quran, Torah, and Injil. He emphasized that such materials are unacceptable and should not be considered as a substitute for the Quran.

Addressing the gathering, Sheikh Abdulmumin Ayara, the National Missioner of Ansar ul Islam Society of Nigeria, urged Mr. Bola Tinubu to consider the impact of the recent fuel price increase on the masses. He highlighted that the economic hardship is being felt even by the unborn children in Nigeria, painting a dire picture of the current situation. Sheikh Abdulmumin Ayara prayed for divine guidance and assistance to help the President find solutions to the prevailing challenges faced by the country.

The scholars also emphasized the need for peaceful coexistence among Nigerians to facilitate the progress and development of the nation. Sheikh Abdulrazaq Adama Thanni, who represented Mudeerull Markaz, Sheikh Habeebullahi Adam Al-Ilory, stressed the importance of addressing food sufficiency through the promotion of agriculture. He suggested utilizing the Sambisa forest in Maiduguri, Borno State, for agricultural purposes as a means to counter insurgency and foster sustainable peace in the region.

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