Sadiya Farouq, the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management, and social development, has directed the staff of her ministry to embark on solidarity fast with the government and people of Borno State, The Nation reports.
The fast, which is slated for Monday, February 24, 2020 is aimed at ending the activities of Boko Haram members in Borno and other parts of the North East.
The directive is contained in a statement by the assistant director information of the ministry, Rhoda Iliya.
It reads: “The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, the Permanent Secretary, Directors and staff of the Ministry have resolved to fast and embark on special supplications to the Almighty on Monday, February 24, 2020, in solidarity with the government and people of Borno state.
“In a notice issued to staff of the Ministry, the Minister urged all staff of the Ministry to voluntarily fast on Monday and pray for a quick end to the carnage caused in Borno State and other parts of the North East by the Boko Haram terror group.”
Iliya noted that directive was accepted enthusiastically by the staff of the Ministry.
Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum, had in a recent broadcast urged the people of Borno state to fast on Monday and and offer special supplications to God for an end to the destructive insurgency by Boko Haram in the North East.