The Speaker of Lagos House of Assembly and the Chairman of Speakers of State Legislative Assemblies in Nigeria, Rt Hon Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, has urged the wealthy particularly Muslim faithfuls to take care of the the needy, poor and the homeless in the society in other to reduce the level of poverty.
He said this in his opening remark as the chief host of the 12th Annual Hijrah lecture which held today, Monday, December 9, 2019, at the pavilion of the Lagos House of Assembly complex.
According to him, ” We need to see those that doesn’t have as part of us and ensure we assist them at all times.”
He goes further, ” We should not only think about ourselves and our immediate family alone . We should think about people that live around us and see them as part of our responsibility.”
He said when one take care of his family alone and ignore the needy around him he puts himself and his family in danger of being attacked by the poor.
He said there are several verses of the Holy Qu’ran that encourages the Muslims to help the needy through Zakat, Awqaf, Sadaqat etc.
He said , ” We should be our brother’s keeper and to share not wait until we have millions of naira.”