If You Block The Road While Praying,, The Prayer Is Not Acceptable To God
The Lagos State Government on Monday has called on religious centers to desist from blocking roads or causing obstruction in public places or during worship. This call was made by the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr Abdulhakeem Abdullateef, at the 2019 Ministerial Press Briefing of the Ministry to mark Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s three years in office at Alausa, Lagos.
According to Abdullateef, obstructing or blocking the public road to offer prayers was improper, as it could endanger lives of worshipers. He said, “Let us face the fact; you know I am a chief Imam. There are places where your prayers will not be accepted by God, and this is serious.”
“If you block the road while praying, that prayer is not acceptable to God. Worshiping in the middle of the road and denying other road users is unacceptable and should stop.”
“It has happened before, where people claimed that they were having their prayer and an ambulance was taking a woman to hospital.”
“We fought to disperse all of them, one of them even accused me that I am not a believer, I told him, yes I’m not a believer in obstruction.”
Abdullateef stated that religious bodies have no right to block the roads during prayers as they did not have survey plan of the road as part of their property.
“Nobody has survey plan of the road as part of his own C of O. When a Mosque or Church is approved for construction by the Ministry of Physical Planning, you will never see the road as part of your property. So, you have no right.”
“All we need to do is that if you have population explosion, you can pray twice. A group can pray first, the second group can pray later.”
“So, obstruction of public spaces during prayer is unacceptable; even religion does not allow it, and the same thing applies to both Muslim and Christian religion.”
“Whatever we want to do, let us keep ourselves within the ambit of the law,” he said.
The commissioner further called on residents to report any religious body that constitute nuisance or cause noise pollution during their religious activities.
“I need to explain the difference between trespassing and nuisance that trespassing is when you carry out what you want to do on a premises that is not yours while nuisance is when you are doing something within your premises and you now extend to somebody else’s premises.”
“We will continue to engage religious leaders in the state because this issue is not about sentiment but the law.”
“The Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC), Lagos chapter, is doing a good job in resolving issues like this at the local level to promote peaceful co-existence among religious bodies,” he said.
See the damages caused by heavy rainfall and flood in Lagos state today
We are just in the month of May but residents of Lagos state, in the commercial center of Nigeria have taken to social media as they complained bitterly about the havoc wrecked as result of the heavy downpour the State today, May 20, 2019.
The only reason that calls for concern is that we are still in the month of May, as Lagos state have always been one of those states yearly affected by flooding in Nigeria. This is down to the coastal location of the state coupled with poor drainage system.
The rain which started in the early hours of Monday caused many displeasure, which prompted many to take on social media to vent their discontent on the lingering problem.
Aside from the complaint of Legosians, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) reported the collapse of two buildings, one in Abule Egba and the other near Ladipo Bus Stop in Oshodi.
“A building consisting of 4 rooms built on the fence of house 13 Erinjiyan Drive off Alhaja Mulika street had collapsed due to heavy rain,” the agency disclosed.
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) reported on flash floods immediately after the rain in Ijaiye inward Meiran. Some trees were fell on the road, preventing road users from moving freely. LASTMA officers swung to action to ensure the trees are cleared off the road.
Residents of Lagos have taken to twitter to call on Governor Elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to make that a top priority when sworn in.
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Dosumu Ayomide, Twitter weed laced brownies seller in an online scam scandal
A lady who deals in weed laced brownies, Dosumu Ayomide have been accused of multiple scandal by Twitter user, NIGERIA NEWS report.
Ayomide fearlessly promoted her business on Twitter sometimes last year, as she display the pictures of placed orders she delivered. This has got many people attracted to her.
Dosumu have been called out by a Twitter user, with username, @iamfemifactor for engaging in scandalous acts.
Femi Factor alleged her of taking a loan and refusing to acknowledge the money which he transferred to him. She allegedly denied receiving the money, which prompted him to call him out. Other people thereafter to Twitter to confirm that, alleging her of the said act and even shaming her.
He posted, “Here goes the story of the #5KScammer @OgShallz I dont usually call people out but taking loans and claiming not to receive it and also taking orders for your business and not delivering what people order is a big fraud and scam.”
So on Thursday I got a distress message from @ogshallz that she needed 5k which she would return by weekend, to my surprise, when i sent the money, she claimed she never recieved it, I got so worried that i even contacted barter by @theflutterwave Nd they confirmed d transaction
Was successful, but she kept denying it saying her bank’s systems were down, I even offered to help by sending her the transaction Id but she never sent back a screenshot of complaining about it. She emphasized I should send another which spooked me off right away
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Here goes the story of the #5KScammer @OgShallz I dont usually call people out but taking loans and claiming not to receive it and also taking orders for your business and not delivering what people order is a big fraud and scam. #Thread
— Femi Factor (@iamfemifactor) May 20, 2019
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