Governor Mohammed Umar Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State has felicitated with Muslims as they celebrate this year’s Eid El Kabir.
According to him, the annual Eid celebration is a period for sacrifice, devotion to prayer, charity works, selfless love and giving cheerfully, altruism and sober reflection.
This was contained in a statement singed by the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Macauley Hunohashi and made available to pressmen on Tuesday.
The governor also urged Nigerian Muslims to use this moment to show empathy to the poor and compassion to fellow Nigerians, irrespective of religious differences, as exemplified by the teachings of Prophet Mohammed (SAW) in the holy Quran.
“Islam means peace, that is why it is incombent on all of us as muslims to continue to exibit the virtues of love and peace to every one, irrespective of creed, tribe, region and religious belief”, the governor said.
Bindow was optimistic that though Nigeria is passing through some turbulent socio-political and economic times, all the current challenges are surmountable and will soon come to pass.
He therefore, urged Nigerians not to relent in sustaining peace efforts, noting that most of the security challenges confronting us will soon be put behind us.
“I therefore urge the good people of Adamawa State to utilize this year’s Eid celebration to pray for our dear state and President Muhammadu Buhari for him to succeed in his desired quest to tackle insurgency in the North East, fight graft to a stand still, recover all looted funds, revamp our ailing economy and restore dignity in our polity”, the statement said.
The governor called upon the people of Adamawa State not to relent in prayer and support for the ruling All Progressives Congress, so that the APC leadership in Adamawa State would consolidate on the gains of democracy, in accordance with the mandate of the party and social contract with the Nigerian people.