Muslim group suggests ban on foreign medical trip for public office holders

Prof Is-haq Akintola, MURIC director

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), on Saturday in Abuja, urged the National Assembly to pass a bill banning public office holders from going abroad for medical treatment.

This was contained in a statement issued by Prof. Is-haq Akintola, Director of MURIC and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
According to the statement, the group also demanded that all public office holders withdraw their children and wards studying in foreign institutions and enrol them in Nigerian schools.
“We charge the National Assembly to initiate and pass a bill prohibiting people whose children and wards attend overseas institutions from holding public office. 
“This is the only way to compel government to pay attention to our decaying education sector. Who feels it knows.” 
The group said this was the only way Nigerian schools and hospitals could become effective as the public office holders would strive to bring them to international standards.
On the Easter celebration, the group urged Nigerian leaders to emulate the austere and selfless life of Jesus Christ.
It stated that Nigeria needed public officers who were ready to make sacrifices, instil discipline in themselves and their families before asking the citizens to be morally upright.
“The Muslim Rights Concern felicitates with the body of Christ throughout the world. In particular, we identify ourselves with Nigerian Christendom as they enter the sober mood of this season.
“We urge Nigerian citizens to learn the crucial lessons of the Easter period, namely, self-sacrifice, altruism, moderation, love and forgiveness.
“We must bury Christian-Muslim acrimony and shun religious bigotry and the attendant violence so that peace which is an essential ingredient of progress, can reign in the land. We appeal to all.”

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