This is the official blog of the Nigeria-based Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), a human rights organization which promotes, protects and projects the rights of Muslims. This group condemns terrorism and all acts of violence. Its motto is 'Dialogue, Not Violence'
Monday, May 22, 2017
MURIC COMMENDS KANO GOVERNOR, ASSEMBLY FOR SUSPENDING PROBE OF EMIR
22nd May, 2017
COMMENDS KANO GOVERNOR, ASSEMBLY
SUSPENDING PROBE OF EMIR
Kano State House of Assembly yesterday suspended its probe of the Emir of Kano,
Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II. The House resolved to drop the probe after the
state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, pleaded for truce through a letter read by
the speaker, Kabiru Alhassan Rirum, on the floor of the House.
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) commends Governor
Ganduje for demonstrating statesmanship. We also give kudos to the Speaker and
the honourable members of the state’s House of Assembly for manifesting
political maturity and high level of discipline.
Kano city is the
economic hub of the North whose growth should be promoted at all times. We
therefore appeal to the State Governor, the lawmakers, the Emir and Islamic
scholars in the state to always find in-house solutions to issues in the
interest of peace, law and order.
delight in the peaceful resolution of the crisis. We acknowledge the
outstanding contributions of the Emir to the introduction of the Islamic
banking system in Nigeria, his immense exposure to the Shari’ah legal system
and his passion for the advancement of Islam. Nonetheless, we call on Emir
Sanusi to always carry along Kano State authorities and Islamic scholars in the
state and other parts of Northern Nigeria in his deliberations.
We thank all those who
intervened in the imbroglio especially His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto and
President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji
Sa’ad Abubakar III.
In conclusion, we appeal for cohesion among Northern
leaders and charge them to utilize the various mechanisms available in the
region to resolve issues without externalizing them because every little
incident in the North has far-reaching impact on Islamdom in Nigeria.
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)