From: Segun Babatunde in Gombe
Gombe state Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has felicitated with the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of this year’s Eid el-Kabir sallah celebration.
In a goodwill message, the Governor described the Eid el-Kabir as a period of sacrifice, sharing and caring, calling on the ummah to continue to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice, love, unity of purpose and obedience as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim ( AS) and upheld by Prophet Muhammad ( SAW).
The Governor also admonished the faithful to remain steadfast in prayers for peace, prosperity and development of the state as well as for an end to the security and other socio-economic challenges.
“Gombe State is so peaceful, stable and progressive and that has a lot to do with the disposition of peace, unity and tolerance that has been consistently nurtured and fostered. I therefore charge us to maintain this spirit”.
Governor Yahaya who noted that “although this year’s celebration is coming at a period the country is grappling with security and other socio-economic challenges, such should not distract us from learning the good lessons of the festival which teaches compassion, selfishness, love and obedience to the commands of Almighty Allah “.
The Governor expressed appreciation to traditional rulers, community and religious leaders as well as the entire good people of Gombe state for their continued support and cooperation to his administration, assuring to continue to remain resolute in his determination to execute people- oriented policies, programmes and projects requisite for the socio-economic development of the state”.
He urged the people to be security conscious and report any act of breach of law and order capable of threatening the prevailing peace in the state, while affirming that, “On our part, Government will not abdicate from its primary responsibility of protecting the lives and property of the people and will continue to support the security agencies in their efforts towards ensuring peace and security of our dear state “.
Governor Yahaya also called for prayers for steady rainfall and bumper harvest, urging the citizenry to keep the environment clean, clear their drainages and avoid flood-prone areas as proactive measures against flood.
Governor Yahaya cautioned that although a milestone has been recorded in the efforts to contain the spread of the disease and its socio-economic effect, the citizenry must continue to comply with the guidelines all the times, especially with recent confirmation that the SARS-CoV-2, also known as the Delta variant of COVID-19 has been detected in the country.
He prayed for a hitch-free and peaceful Eid celebration full of blessings and benevolence of Almighty Allah.