The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq has ordered the staff members of the ministry to embark on fasting and special supplications to the Almighty on Monday, in solidarity with the government and people of Borno state.
A statement by the ministers Special Assistant on Media, Halima Oyelade, said the order was contained in a notice issued to staff of the Ministry, urging all the staff members to voluntarily fast on Monday and pray for a quick end to the carnage caused in Borno State and other parts of the North East by the Boko Haram terror group.
The fasting and prayer to God to end the insurgency and restore peace and security in Borno State and the North East has been accepted enthusiastically by the staff of the Ministry.
It could be recalled that the Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum had in a recent broadcast urged the people of Borno state to fast tomorrow and and offer special supplications to God for an end to the destructive insurgency by Boko Haram in the North East.
The Governor, after acknowledging ongoing efforts of the military, and the mass mobilization of recruitment, thousands of volunteers in the Civilian JTF, hunters and vigilantes, said his call for prayers was a necessary decision which was based on popular demand from the people of Borno state.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has been actively involved in providing relief to the victims of the insurgency in the North East and Nigerians affected by disasters throughout the country.