Sheikh Yahya Al-Yolawi who is an Islamic cleric has asked Muslims to ask Allah for forgiveness in order for the country to get out of recession.
The Abuja-based cleric who is the chief Imam of Area 10 Juma’at Mosque while delivering the Juma’at sermon on Friday, September 23.
NAN reports that he urged Muslims to adhere to the teaching of Islam and shun corruption, oppression and immoralities to enhance peace in the country.
AL-Yowali noted that recession, poverty, natural disasters and afflictions were a result of trials from God due to sins and disobedience.
“These situations serve as a wake-up call to people to come back to their senses, embark on repentance and seek forgiveness from the Almighty Allah.
“If only the people of the cities had believed and feared Allah, we would have opened upon them blessings from the heaven and the earth.
“But they denied the messengers, so we seized them for what they were earning, Qur’an verse 7:96.”
He called on the federal government to accept opinion of experts so as find a solution to the current economic problem.
The Muslim cleric also urged Nigerians irrespective of their political differences to support President Muhammadu Buhari as he finds a way to solve the economic problem the country was going through.
“Security and economic issues are very sensitive, and as such, should not be politicised.
“We should all pray for the present administration to succeed for the good of our dear nation.”