Coalition of Qur’anic reciters, memorizers and learners have appealed to President Bola Tinubu with immediate effect to withdraw the name of former Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-rufai from the ministerial list submitted to the National Assembly for screening in the interest of justice, peace, harmony and development of the country.
Also the coalition urged the national assembly to reject Nasir’s nomination in the best interest of the country.
Speaking with journalists in Bauchi yesterday on behalf of to coalition, Sheikh Sidi Aliyu Sise Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, said if Tinubu want to succeed in his administration should quickly withdraw Nasir name and replace him with a better, qualified and detribalized Nigerian who will not discriminate against Almajiri system of education.
He said: “We have seen the name of Former Kaduna State Governor Mallam Nasir ElrufaI a man that openly show his hatred to Qur’anic students (almajirai) when he went to the House of Maulana Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi and evacuated hundreds of students with teargas late in the night in his effort to stop learning and memorization of the Holy Qur’an.
“Such kind of a person that has no respect for fundamental human right of a human being, has no respect for their rights under the constitution of Nigeria that included freedom to live where ever you want, freedom of religion should not be considered for any appointment talk less of ministerial appointment”.
Sheikh Sidi Ali who is the director of education Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi Foundation further said appointing Elrufai minister is a repugnant to natural justice, equity, and good conscience.
“Infact is like confrontation with the almighty Allah and it will not help the government or the country considering the security socio economic challenges bedeviled the country, for that we are appealing to President Tinubu to withdraw his name in the best interest of the country, like peace, harmony, stability, respect for the laws of the land.
“If President Tinubu didn’t withdraw his name the National Assembly should put the interest of the country at heart and don’t clear him for any position in order to do justice to the people of the Qur’an, and Nigerians.”
The Scholar pray for peace, unity and stability of the country and warned that appointing people who are enemies of Almajirai and Qur’anic reciters and learners will not be good to the government because they are fighting with the book of Allah revealed for the guidance of mankind, which Nigerian constitution guarantees for them to learn and memorized it anywhere they want in the country.
Ali urged Senators of the 10th Assembly not to confirm El-Rufai as Minister and advised the three senators from Kaduna State to rise in honour and resist the confirmation and approval of the former governor for the sake of posterity of the nation.
Sheikh Sidi Ali said, “President Bola Tinubu should not to succumb to pressure from any politician should be bold enough to withdaw Elrufai name to save the country and to save his administration from calamity.
“The former governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai should be kept at arm’s length and be isolated from the corridor of power, if the present administration wants to be taken seriously, it’s in the public domain that Malam Nasir El-Rufai hate Qur’anic people.”