The charge d’Affairs of the Nigerian Embassy in The Gambia, Mansur G. Abdulkarim has been preaching for lasting peace to prevail in The Gambia.
Mr. Abdulkarim, who was speaking on Friday during a congregational prayer organised by Hasbunallahu Islamic Forum called on the members to be united and work towards the propagation of peace and stability in The Gambia.
He emphasised the importance of having peace in the country.
He called on Nigerians to continue to support each other anywhere they are and be law-abiding.
Abdulkarim told the members that in the current political situation in The Gambia, Nigeria is the principal mediator to see to it that everything goes well, and urged them to be calm, saying “Gambia is your second home because some of you married Gambian ladies. So the current political impasse is not only for Gambia but for all of us as Africans.”
The Nigerian charge d’Affairs further described Islam as an authentic religion noting that in Islam nobody forces anyone to join the religion thus it is left to one’s own will to join the religion.
Mr. Abdulkarim thus commended the Nigerian Muslim community in The Gambia for the initiative meant for praying for the country.
“As Muslims whenever we are in problem what we need to do is to pray for God’s guidance and protection and this is exactly what you people are doing and I know God will answer to our prayers,” he stated.
According to him, to seek prayers from God is the only way to do away with this looming situation in the country.
Imam Mansur Abujade and Alhaji Isiaka Arogundade both called on their fellows to pray for peace and stability in The Gambia and they also prayed for God to continue protecting the people of The Gambia.
by Lamin B. Darboe