The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita has called on the Federal Public Servants in the country to continue to pray for peace, security and unity of Nigeria so as to pave way for social development.
Mrs. Oyo-Ita made the call today in a message at the official opening ceremony of a mosque located at the Phase II of the Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja.
Represented at the occasion by the Permanent Secretary Common Services Office, in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation Mr. Yemi Adelakun, the Head of Service said further that Nigeria and its present leadership needs the support and prayers of all Nigerians in its present effort of to reposition the various sectors of the economy, particularly now that the country is passing through various challenges.
She said that there is no better time than now for both the Muslims and the Christians to team up and unite together in prayers for peace, unity and economic development of our dear nation.
Earlier, the guest lecturer at the occasion, Sheikh (Dr.) Tajudeen Bello Adigun, Chief Imam Fouad Lababidi Mosque, Wuse Zone 3 and Chairman, Committee of FCT Imams admonished workers to shun all forms of corrupt practices both within and outside their work environment as Allah will one day definitely call them to account for it. Adding that workers and indeed the entire human kind should be conscious of the day of accountability, when everybody is going to stand before the Creator to account for what they have done while alive.
He said that the Mosque that was commissioned is not just meant for offering the five daily prayers alone, but to check excesses of wrong doing among the Muslim community and that it is expected to further serve as a centre of unity between the Muslim workers and their Christian counterparts both within and outside the complex.
Assistant Director (Media Relations)
For: Head of the Civil Service of the Federation
20th May, 2016.