By Amidu Arije
The Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria, (MMPN), Lagos Chapter, has put smiles on the faces of Muslim journalists in the state as it handed out Eid-el-Fitr package to them on Thursday.
The items which included rice, halal chicken, milk, vegetable oil and packs of Malta Guiness were distributed to members across all the traditional and online media by the chairman and executives of MMPN.
While given out the items the chairman, Alhaji AbdulKabir Garba, said the move was not only as a result of the lockdown occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic in the country but mainly in fulfillment of Islamic injunction to give out during Ramadan and celebration of Eid-El Fitr.
“No doubt, Nigerians have been subjected to untold hardships including journalists as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19, which eventually led to the lockdown and restriction of movements. The distribution of this package, however was not only as a result of the current situation but in line with the Islamic injunction especially during Ramadan and celebration of Eid-el-Fitr,” he said.
As he urged Muslims to always stay safe, obey government’s orders and precautionary measures towards curbing the spread of the pandemic, Alhaji Garba stressed the need for Muslims to collaborate to ease the affairs of one another at a critical time like this.
He expressed appreciation to the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Nasru-Lahi-l-Fatih Society (NASFAT), Zakat and Sadaqat Foundation, Jaiz Foundation, Guiness PLC, Former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Idiat Adebule, Alhaji Kayode Awobadejo, Amir of MSSN Lagos State Area Unit, Dr Saheed Ashafa, Alhaji Tajudeen Uzamat, NUJ Lagos Council Chairman, Dr Qasim Akinreti, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaa’t among others for their support in the procurement of items that were distributed.