Eid-El-Kabir: Nasarawa Speaker, Ohimegye Opanda joins muslim faithfuls for prayers in Umaisha, Toto LG
….Umaisha residents offer special prayers for Tinunu, Sule, Balarabe and other leaders to succeed.
On Wednesday, Speaker of Nasarawa State House of Assembly Rt. Honourable Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi joined the paramount ruler of Egbira of Nasarawa State, HRH Alhaji Usman Abdullahi for Eid-El-Kabir’s special prayers where thousands of residents equally attended.
The special prayers was led by the Chief Imam of the Umaisha Central Mosque and the Khadi Sheriah Court of Appeal Lafia, Justice Mohammed Yahaya Usman.
The chief Imam prayed for peace, unity and progress of the country, even as he challenge muslim faithful to always put God first in their dealings.
According to him, challenges facing the nation can only be surmountable if the people returned to God for help.
Justice Yahaya Usman called for the need to sustain peace and unity as enjoyed over the years in the area as well as support for one another especially the well to do in the society to extend love to the less privileged ones.
The Chief Imam also spoke extensively on the need for people to always pray and support their leaders at all levels to succeed.
As it is a tradition among the people, the all accompanied their Royal Father to the Palace and paid Homage where the traditional ruler HRH Alh. Usman Abdullahi appreciated the Speaker Balarabe Abdullahi and other prominent Sons and Daughters of the area for coming home to celebrate with their people and tasked them on peace and unity considering its impact in the society as well as the need to be security conscious and embrace farming, fishing and trading that they are known for.
The Royal Father commended Governor Abdullahi Sule and Speaker Balarabe Abdullahi for their leadership qualities in the State and developmental strides in the area thus appealing to the Governor to complete the ongoing road construction from Toto to Umaisha and the rural electrification project in the area.
He lamented on politics of bitterness among the people and called for attitudinal change noting that anyone opposing for a son of the area not to occupy higher position in the State is an enemy of Toto LG and God shall judge him.
He called on his people to always support the government of the day at all times considering the benefits derivable from it.
He reminded his people to remain committed and supportive of Gov. Abdullahi Sule stressing that the Governor has saved the people from inversion of a terrorist group Darul Salam hence giving them the peace they are enjoying at the moment.
In his Speech, the Speaker Nasarawa State House of Assembly Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi who went down memory lane said the leadership of Ohimegye Opanda has brought tremendous progress, peace and stability in the area and called for more support and prayers for the Monarch to build on the solid foundation he has put in place so far.
Balarabe Abdullahi also enumerated and acknowledged the developmental strides of Governor Abdullahi Sule in the area revealing that in no distance time the State Government will complete the work of Toto /Umaisha Road as Governor has further mobilized the contractor.
He called on his people to give government all the needed support to succeed and to also enable them get more democratic dividends.
He spoke extensively on the level of actions exhibited by some selfish individuals who did not mean well for the people of the area and advised them to have a rethink and change for the better before nemesis will catch up with them.
He promised to make 7th Assembly more effective in lawmaking, oversight and representation to set the records that will supercedes the previous Assemblies.
Also Speaking the Overseer Umaisha Development Area Iliyasu Miriam appreciated Speaker of the State Assembly for providing quality leadership to the people of Toto LG and urged him to sustain the spirit.
He also used the medium to congratulate Governor Abdullahi Sule and the people of the State for successful sallah celebration and called on the people to give government all the needed support to succeed.
While calling for more peace and unity in the area especially among farmers and headers he commended Ohimegye Opanda for providing the people with exceptional leadership.
It was gathered that the Eid in Umaisha was well attended as the Eid ground witnessed high turn out of people just as special prayers was observed for God’s guidance, protection and success of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Abdullahi Sule and Speaker of the 7th Assembly Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi.