Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, has implored Muslims to remain steadfast in applying the virtues of Ramadan through sustained supplication, hospitality and good neighbourliness, as well as imbibe the spirit of sharing in their daily lives as they celebrate this year’s El-el-Fitr.
Similarly, the Senator representing Nasarawa South at the National Assembly, Umaru Tanko Tanko Al-Makura, has felicitated with the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of Eid-el-fitr celebration.
In a statement, the Senator, enjoins Nigerians to direct their actions towards entrenching peace and progress in the country.
On his part, the Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has charged Muslims, to pray for the security and peace of the state and the country at large.
In a statement by the Press Secretary to the speaker, Jibrin Gwamna, made available to newsmen in Lafia, on Wednesday, he called on the public to continue to pray and strive for the nation’s unity, peace, progress and development.
Meanwhile, the governor through his deputy, Dr Akabe in a Sallah message issued and signed by him, called on citizens of the state to continue to pray for peace, security and economic prosperity of the State.
He felicitated with Muslim faithful in the state as they join millions of Nigerians and other brethren across the globe to mark the 2021 Eid-el-Fitr (Sallah) celebration.
“For the past twenty-nine (29) days, Muslims the world over have observed the fasting in the sacred month of Ramadan in compliance with the Islamic injunction. As you are all aware, fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam, aimed at strengthening our faith through spiritual engagements such as abstinence from eating, drinking and satisfying other desires from dawn to sunset.
“It also encompasses intense prayers, recitation and interpretation of the Holy Qur’an, as well as increased acts of kindness, charity and humility, among other moral virtues.
“I wish to remind us that occasion such as this calls for the Ummah to reflect on their relationships with God and fellow human beings as a yardstick for righteous living love and peaceful co-existence in the society. It is in view of this that I urge the people to continue to preach peace, show love, understanding, tolerance and good neighbourliness amongst ourselves and humanity at large.
“We should also pray for His Excellency, Engr Abdullahi A. Sule, the Executive Governor of Nasarawa State and other Muslim faithful who are currently performing the Lesser Hajj in Saudi Arabia, as we also hope that they are equally praying for the general well-being of the State and, indeed, the nation at large. It is my hope and prayer that Almighty Allah will reward their acts of worship and grant them journey mercies as they return home after the completion of the Lesser Hajj.