Ramadan: PCRC distributes palliatives to police personnel in Abuja

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By Sumaila Ogbaje

The Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), on Friday, distributed food items to the Police Muslim faithful at the Force Headquarters Mosque in appreciation of their sacrifices to the nation.

The National Chairman of PCRC, Alhaji Mogaji Olaniyan, said the organisation had made it a tradition to provide support for the Nigerian police.

According to Olaniyan, the current members of PCRC executive had put plans in place to celebrate Christian and Muslim faithful in the Nigerian police once in a year.

According to him, the committee chose Christmas period for the Christians and Ramadan period for Muslims, adding that today’s distribution marked the second edition.

“So, this programme is to celebrate Muslim faithful in the Nigerian police as a token of appreciation of what they are doing.

“Majority of us Muslims that are fasting take our leave during this Ramadan period, but the police personnel are busy running after criminals even in fasting.

“The one that is supposed to be directing traffic is there desperately fasting,” said Olaniyan.

He explained that the PCRC leadership decided to provide about 1,000 materials for members of the Nigeria police force.

“We are showing love and we want to use this to encourage them that we are with them,” he said.

The representative of the Inspector-General of Police, AIG Yusuf Usman, who received the items, expressed appreciation to the PCRC for the kind gesture, especially in the face of current economic challenges in the country.

Usman said it was not easy for low income earners to buy food because of the high costs, saying the gesture would be a moral booster for the Muslim faithful in the police force.

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He urged them to sustain the good virtue and gains of the Ramadan through dedication to duty and love for one another.

The Chief Imam of Force Headquarters Mosque, Alhassan Yakub,  commended the committee for the gesture, adding that it would promote togetherness and peaceful coexistence.

He called for continuous prayers for the nation and its leadership to continue to keep the country in peace and harmony.

“We pray for all our officers and men that are protecting lives and property and all the security agencies.

“We pray that this appreciation should continue and should go far and wide so that so many people can benefit more,” he said. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Chioma Ugboma/Salif Atojoko

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