By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
Former Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdul’Aziz Yari Abubakar, has appealed to Muslims to use the period of Eid-Maulud to pray for an end to the lingering security challenges in the country.
Yari represented by the chairman All Progressives Congress (APC) Zamfara State chapter, Alhaji Lawal Muhammad Liman made the call at a Maulud gathering in Kaura Namoda town, headquarters of Kaura-Namoda Local Government Area of the state.
Yari noted that there is no time that Nigeria needs prayers more than now and therefore, appealed to Muslims to emulate the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by praying for peace, progress and development of the state and country.
“While celebrating Maulud to mark the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, let us seek Allah’s intervention to end the security challenges facing the state and some parts of the country,” he said.
He also enjoined Muslims to pray for leaders in the at this trying moments of the country.
Yari commended Islamic scholars in the area for guiding the public to the worship of Allah.
“I am calling on our scholars to continue to preach peace and stability as well as unity and tolerance of one another.
He called youths to desist from any form of violence which is capable of endangering their futures.
“As leaders of tommorow, you should also embark in seeking both islamic and western education as you have bright future ahead.
The former governor thanked the organizers of the occasion and assured that the APC will continue to work with Islamic scholars to promote peace, stability and development in the society.
“On behalf of myself and the entire APC leaders in the state, we facilitate with Muslims on this memorable period,” he said.
Earlier, the Leader of Kadiriyya Sect in Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina and Kebbi states, Sheikh Bello Kanwa, urged Muslims to emulate the good deeds of Prophet Muhammad.
The cleric condemned what he termed ”the recent blasphemy of Prophet Muhammad in France” and described the action as an act of lawlessness.
Also speaking at the Maulud celebration, Sheikh Bello Namalam-Babba who spoke on behalf of Tijjaniyyya Sect, thanked the former governor Yari for donating food items, cash and livestock for the celebration across the state.
Another cleric, Bashir Nahuche, commended the former governor Yari led APC leadership in the state for constructing a multi million Naira modern Islamic school in Kaura Namoda.