Alhaji Muhydeen Bello, the Missioner of Ansar-ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, on Tuesday urged residents of Lagos to be vigilant and security conscious.
Bello gave the advice at a fund raising ceremony held at Evans Square, Lagos, for the completion of the Lagos Mainland Muslim Community Cemetery project.
The missioner decried the security challenge in the country and cited the mysterious disappearance in Lagos of Alhaji Razak Gawat, a former staff of NTA, as example.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the former NTA worker was discovered missing three weeks ago, while his sport utility vehicle was later found abandoned on the Apongbon bridge in the metropolis.
Bello appealed to the Federal and state governments to, as a matter of urgency, address the issue of insecurity in different parts of the country.
He said that the ceremony was to raise enough funds to complete the Moslim cemetery project at Papalanto on the Sagamu Expressway in Ogun.
Also speaking at the occasion, Alhaji Jimoh Faari, Chairman of the Project Committee, noted that the community had initiated some projects to cater for the welfare of its members.
Faari identified the projects to include the cemetery, a hospital, and an Islamic School of Science and Technology.
The chairman, however, said that the 10-acre cemetery project was the committee’s priority.
“Why the cemetery is the priority is because of the poor conditions of our existing cemeteries,’’ Faari said.
Alhaji AbdulFatai Yahyah, the General Secretary, Mainland Muslim community explained that the project was embarked on following an experience it had burying one of their members.
According to him, plots in the cemetery will be allocated free to any Muslim without regards to ethnic background. (NAN)