By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi
The Bauchi State Government has warned that it would not condone any act capable of causing rancour and disorder by any person or group of persons found to be involved in such acts under any guise will be dealt with according to the law.
The government, weekend at the eve of Eid-el-Maulud celebration in Bauchi, reiterated its irrevocable commitment to the maintenance of law and order, saying, with the collaboration of security agencies, it has taken all necessary measures to ensure the safety of lives and property of people in the state.
Governor Bala Mohammed, in a goodwill message to the Muslims Ummah on the occasion of the Maulud celebration, therefore, appealed for your continued support and cooperation from the public in order to sustain and improve on existing peaceful atmosphere in the state.
He also urged Muslims to pray for peace, and called on the people of the state generally to live in peace and harmony with one another in spite of their ethnic, religious or political differences, as well as offer special prayers for peace in the state and the nation in the face of the current security challenges in different parts of the country.
The Governor said, “We should use the Eid-el-Maulud for sober reflection and self-evaluation to know how well we related with our creator and fellow human beings during the last one year and make amends where necessary”.
He stressed the need for faithful to remember that the Holy Prophet had during his life time preached peace, honesty, patience, generosity, humility, sincerity, love for one another and fear of God.
Senator Bala Mohammed explained that these are the virtues people should, irrespective of their religious inclinations are enjoined to imbibe and practice, and prayed that the occasion will be observed without hitches
“While wishing you a happy Eid-el-Maulud Celebration, may the peace and blessings of Allah (SWT) be upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and may Allah (SWT) continue to guide and protect us”, he concluded.