Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid (right) shaking hands with Sheikh Sharubutu

Chief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid has called on the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osumanu Nuhu Sharubutu to continue to pray for the peace and unity of the country.

Dr. Abdul-Hamid made the call when the executive management and officers of the NPA paid a courtesy call on the Chief Imam, at his residence in Fadama, Accra to observe the Holy Month of Ramadan.

He led the delegation made up of Muslim and Christian staff from a cross-section of the petroleum downstream regulator.

Dr. Abdul-Hamid indicated that the aim was to call on the National Chief Imam to see his health condition and also for him to continuously pray for the country.

“We recognise that people like him, it is for the sake of their prayers and intercession for our country that we continue to be an island of peace in all this turbulence around West Africa”, Dr. Abdul-Hamid noted.

He said the visit was also to present food items to the National Chief Imam towards the celebration of the Eid-ul- Fitr (the celebration at the end of Ramadan).

Management and staff of NPA with National Chief Imam, Sheikh Sharubutu

The items included bags of rice, tinned tomatoes, tuna chunks, cooking oil, cartoons of brown sugar, ideal milk, and cartons of assorted drinks, milo and boxes of bottled water.

“We know that people like him are responsible for the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. We know that people like him because of their position where Allah has blessed them they are not capable of going to go and work and earn money, so those of us that Allah has imbued with strength and intellect and the ability to find, when we find it is our responsibility to come and share with people like you,” he emphasized

Dr. Abdul-Hamid who doubles as the President of African Refiners and Distributors Association the items were to assist the Chief Imam feed the hundreds of people “that will come looking for something to quench their fast.

“So we have come to make this donation and seek for his intercession with Allah for the growth and progress of the National Petroleum Authority”, he prayed.

The National Chief Imam, receiving the items, expressed appreciation to the NPA for the gesture and offered prayers for the NPA Chief Executive and his entourage for development.