By Our Reporter, Lokoja.
As muslims all over the world set to observed this year Eid-el Kabir celebration Nigerians have been urged to intensify prayers and as well imbibe the lessons of Eid – el – Kabir to address the myraids of issues confronting the nation.
The Grand Patron, Shuaibu Abubakar Audu Foundation, Alhaji Shuaibu Abubakar Audu gave the advice in his Sallah message through a telephone conversation.
Alhaji Audu who is the son of First & Second civilian Executive Governor of Kogi State, Late Prince Abubakar Audu of the blessed memory said the country needs to revert back to the ideals and philosophy of the nationalists who made huge sacrifice for freedom and unity of the nation.
He urged religious leaders, traditional leaders and politicians to concentrate on issues that will promote peace, brotherliness and as well embark on strategic approach towards solving issues of inflation, insecurity, unemployment and youths restiveness.
Alhaji Audu congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Yahaya Bello and his cabinet members as well as the traditional rulers on the occasion and urged them not to relent in their efforts to sustain the existing peace in the State.
His words ” first and foremost, I thank Almighty Allah for granting the privilege to witness another celebration of Eid – el – Kabir. It is a season of sacrifice and it is a big lesson to learn from both Muslems and even non Muslims. Both leaders and the led must learn to live a sacrificial life. Allah in his infinite mercies bestows his blessings to mankind irrespective of our status. We all have blessings of rain, sunlight, even the breath that sustains us. Nigerians must learn from that.”
“We must ignite our passion towards peace and harmony. Religious leaders must continue to intensify prayers towards peace, they must continue to preach love in a time like this. No good leader would unleash mayhem on his people, majority that are good must unite against forces of hostility, segregation and oppression. It is the duty of patriotic citizens to support the government of the day to succeed. We must all be patriotic.”
“I wish President Muhammadu Buhari, the members of the Executive Council, and at the state level, His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello and his cabinet members, traditional institutions and citizens of Kogi State a happy celebration. It is my prayers that the nation would overcome its current challenges.”
He appealed to Muslims to use the occasion to showcase love to one another as well as their neighbors emphasising that Allah who tested Prophet Ibrahim also provided a solution in lieu of his son whom he had prepared to sacrifice in obedience to his Creator.
Eid-el-Kabir: Toto/Gadabuke Lawmaker Drums Support For APC, Gov. Sule, Speaker Balarabe
Hon. Usman Labaran Shafa on Tuesday joined his people at Shafan Kwatto to observe the Eid el-Kabir prayer amidst jubilations.
Hon. Labaran Usman Shafa is the member representing Toto/Gadabuke constituency from Toto local government area and has open love over tremendous development in his Constituency.
Hon. Shafa who is the Chairman House Committee on Health emphasized the need for his people to live in peace and unity with one another irrespective of their affiliations.
The Lawmaker called for more support and understanding of his people with the APC led government for more democratic dividends.
Shafa emphasized the need for his people to give Gov. Abdullahi Sule and Speaker Balarabe Abdullahi all the needed support to succeed.
He said Gov. Sule and Speaker Balarabe have the people at heart hence the need to give them all the necessary support and prayers to succeed in the tasks ahead of them.
Global Times Nigeria report that the prayer was led by the Chief Imam of the area Mallam Muhammed Akawu who enjoined believers to live a purposeful lives that will give room for a better society and enable them gain heaven.
Highlight was visitations and homage by the lawmaker to critical stakeholders and community leaders.
Eid-el-Kabir: Nasarawa Speaker, Ohimegye Opanda Calls For More Support For Present administration in Nasarawa
By Our Reporter, Toto.
It was another moment joyous today as the people of Umaisha development area of Toto local government massive turnout for this year’s Eid el-Kabir prayer.
The event according to our correspondent who was on ground report that it was successfully observed in the ancient town of Umaisha, Toto LG political leader, the Speaker of the State Assembly Alh. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi who joined the First Class Traditional ruler of the area HRH. Alh.Usman Abdullahi the Ohimege Opanda for the Sallah festival in Umaisha.
Other leaders present include Justice Yahaya Mohammed Usman, Khadi Sharia Court of Appeal Lafia who double as Chief Imam of Umaisha led the prayer and called on Muslims to use the month of blessing and sacrifice to pray for the many challenges facing the society and extend hands of love to the needy among them.
Speaking after the special prayers at his palace the Ohimegye Opanda, HRH. Alhaji Usman Abdullahi congratulated muslim faithful and people of Toto local government for successful celebration.
Alhaji Abdullahi enjoined his people to be security conscious and support government effort in that direction, just as he make a case for improve standard of education among his people.
On his part, the Speaker of the State Assembly Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi appreciated the royal father for providing the people the needed leadership, urged the people to always work for peace, unity and progress of the area.
Alhaji Balarabe Abdullahi while commending the present administration called for more support for APC and Gov. Abdullahi Sule whom he said have great passion for the people.
Highlight at the sallah activities in Umaisha was paying of homage by various group to the royal father.
Defend Yourselves Against Bandits, Kidnappers – Ohimegye of Opanda-Umaisha Tells Subjects
By Sadiq Abubakar and Yahaya Idris, Nasarawa.
The Ohimegye of Opanda-Umaisha in Toto local government area of Nasarawa state, His Royal Highness (HRH) Alhaji Usman Abdullahi, has called on his subjects to defend themselves against bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements terrorising the Kingdom.
Alhaji Abdullahi, made the call while speaking with newsmen shortly after he joined other Muslims to observed two raka’at prayers at Eid prayer ground to mark the Eid-el-kabir celebration in the area on Tuesday.
He said despite efforts by the state government to tackle insecurity across the state, activities of armed bandits and kidnappers has been causing nightmare to his people, saying the only option was for his people to defend themselves against the criminals.
“We can’t leave the issue of security in the hands of the government alone, my advise is that my people, including our women should stand firm and defend themselves against these bandits, kidnappers and other criminals that has been causing us a sleepless night,” he said.
He also lamented over the falling standard of education in his kingdom, saying the kingdom has no qualified teachers at primary and secondary levels.
The monarch therefore urged residents of the area to continue to live in peace and harmony with each, even as he cautioned the youth engaging in any form of social vices in the area.
Also speaking, the speaker of the state house assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, called on people of the area to be committed to prayers in order for the country to overcome security challenges.
He also urged the youth not to allowed any politician to use them to cause confusion that will degenerate to break down of law and order, while he advised them to be law abiding to constituted authorities.
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