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Eid-El-Kabir: Gov Sule calls for prayers, condemns kidnapping in Nasarawa


Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State

Published By: Ayorinde Oluokun


The governor of Nasarawa State, Engr. Abdullahi Sule has felicitated the Muslim faithful across the State on the occasion of the Eid-El-Kabir Sallah.

In his Sallah message, the governor celebrated Muslims for witnessing the festival of sacrifice, which is a “Test of faith in commemoration of the sublime submission by Prophet Ibrahim (Peace Be Upon Him) to the call for sacrifice.”

He implored all faithful to therefore imbibe the virtues of selflessness, brotherhood, sacrifice and adherence to God’s precepts.

He charged Muslims to introspect on the relationship with God as well as their fellow human beings, as the acceptable way of devoted living, hence peaceful coexistence and love in the community.

He called on them to keep giving peace a cardinal part of their lives, show love to others, exhibit tolerance and understanding amongst fellow Muslims and humanity generally.

The Governor called for prayers for the leadership of the nation, especially President Bola Tinubu, that they may “sustain peace, harmony, socio-cultural and economic prosperity which or dear State and Nigeria are known for.”

He admonished citizens and residents of the State to avoid unlawful behaviours that can truncate the peace that subsists in the State.

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He calls asked for prayers on behalf of pilgrims currently carrying out the pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, praying God to reward their acts of worship and bring them safely back home after the rites.

Governor Sule condemned the security breaches that have recently occurred in parts of Nasarawa State, promising to wield the big stick against those caught breaking the law.

“I therefore warn that government will not spare the culprits of heinous acts, as the security agencies will continue to hunt them in their locations,” he pledged.

He assured the people that his administration is determined, and will not rest in the bid to ensure a secured Nasarawa State.

He called on Nigerians to bear the discomfort brought about by the harsh economic situation in the country.

The governor assured that the government will continue to do its best to alleviate the suffering. He said citizens should preserver in supporting their leaders to achieve their set goals of providing acceptable governance.

The governor concluded his address with a call to motorists and pedestrians to adhere to traffic rules. He also advised personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps and other security agencies to heighten their law enforcement duties during the celebrations.