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Eid Prayers observed peacefully across the country

Muslims faithful across the country have observed the Rakat prayer marking the end of the glorious month of Ramadan

Kwara State

The Emir of Ilorin and Chairman Kwara State Council of Chiefs, Mai-Martaba Alhaji  Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari  has urged Muslims to sustain their religious obligations of living in peace and harmony with fellow human beings.

Alhaji Sulu-Gambari made the call  in his sallah message delivered shortly after the two rakat prayer marking the end of the glorious month of Ramadan 1444AH at the Ilorin Central Yidi praying ground.

He advised Muslims to shun acts that are capable of bringing disunity among the different ethnic groups in the society.

Alhaji Sulu-Gambari also  congratulated   Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and all the people of the state for witnessing this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

The Emir prayed Allah to continue to guide and protect him in the course of steering the ship of the state for the second term.”

He urged the people of Ilorin Emirate and environs to be security conscious by being vigilant at all times.

Earlier in his sermon, the Chief Imam of Ilorin, Sheikh Muhammad Bashir -Soliu , admonished Muslims to remain  committed to religious teachings  and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) at all times.

Jigawa State.

The Chief Imam of Takur Commercial Mosque in Dutse Jigawa State, Mallam Baba Waziri charged Muslim faithful to always have the fear of Almighty Allah in all their endeavours.

He gave the advice in his sermon shortly after leading the 2023 Ed-el-Fitr prayer in Dutse.

He reminded Muslims that every soul shall taste death and account for his or her deeds whether good or bad before Almighty Allah.

The Chief Imam urged them to embrace the noble teaching of the Prophet Mohammed and the society would be a better place.

“If you embrace the noble teachings of the Holy Scripture (Qur’an), and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) the society will be a better place for all of us”.

Lagos State

Nigerians have been asked to shun all forms of anger and hatred in evidence in some quarters in the country following the general election.

This is to enable the nation to forge ahead as one indivisible entity, according to the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Obafemi Hamzat.

He gave the charge in Dodan Baracks, Lagos, where he led top government officials in the state to observe the Eid-Fitri prayers.

L-R: Ministers of Works and Housing, Mr. Raji Fashola and the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat (Middle) discussing at the Eid-Fitri prayers held in Dodan Barracks Lagos.

Dr Hamzat said it was high time every Nigerian worked towards setting the Nation on a better pedestal of development rather than wallow in anger or bitterness, which, he insisted, would not bode well for the nation.

In a sermon, the Chief Imam of Lagos State, Sheikh Sulayman Abou-Noĺla called on Nigerians, political leaders in particular, to always remember that they will give account of whatever they do on earth to God after death.

Other dignitaries at the Eid- prayers were the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; Former Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, and a former Minister of Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro.

Bauchi State.

Muslims observed Eid-El Fitr in Bauchi State, where Governor Bala Mohammed reminded residents on the need to embrace actions that would promote peaceful coexistence and economic prosperity.

He made the call after the two Raka’at Prayer at Bauchi Eid Ground alongside, the Emir of Bauchi Alhaji Rilwanu Sulaimanu Adamu and top government officials.

The Chief Imam of Bauchi, Bala Baban Inna led thousands of worshipers, comprising male and female, at the relatively early hour of 9: am.

In his sermon, Imam Bala Baban Inna decried the incessant activities of hoodlums, also known as Sara Suka, and charged leaders and parents to live up to their responsibilities.

Borno State

The two unit Eid prayers were observed peacefully in at least 100 praying grounds in the state. 

At Ramat Square Eid ground, which is the main praying ground in the state capital, Maiduguri, witnessed a large turnout of worshippers amidst tight security. 

Prominent personalities at the Eid ground include the Vice-President-elect, Senator Kashim Shettima; Borno state Governor, Babagana Zulum; Minister of State for Agriculture, Mustapha Shehuri, and members of national and state assemblies.

In a sermon shortly after the prayers, Imam Idaini of Borno Shettima Mamman Saleh urged Muslim faithful to use the lessons learned during the month-long Ramadan fast to foster harmonious relationship and peaceful coexistence among different groups in the country. 

Reporting by Ali Rabiu, Usman Mohammed, Kikelomo Ifekoya, Isiyaka Ismail Wunti and Dauda Ilya; Editing by Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor