JUST IN: Ramadan; President Tinubu begs Islamic clerics to stop anti-government sermons

President Bola Tinubu has reportedly urged governors to provide financial incentives to Islamic clerics during the Ramadan fasting period to discourage sermons critical of his government.<<<READ FULL ARTICLE>>>

Peoples Gazette reports that the president is concerned about potential sermons that could provoke public dissent amid widespread challenges, including hunger, insecurity, and economic crises.

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Accordsing to the report, a confidential memo sent on Tinubu’s behalf by Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) George Akume, urged governors to engage religious leaders, civil society organizations (CSOs), and the Nigeria Council of Ulamas to promote peaceful coexistence during Ramadan.

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The memo emphasized the need to moderate Islamic preachers to prevent comments that could mislead followers or incite opposition against the government.

The memo highlights the delicate situation in Nigeria, where economic hardships, rising inflation, and security challenges have fueled public frustration.

With the potential for anti-government sentiments to escalate during the holy month of Ramadan, the president seeks strategies to manage dissent and promote a positive image.<<<READ FULL ARTICLE>>>

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