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Calls for peace, tolerance intensify as Muslims celebrate Eid il-Kabir

Governors and Religious leaders have called on Muslims to be patient and obedient to Allah which this period signifies.

In separate messages they insisted that only with peaceful coexistence, brotherly love and tolerance will Nigeria become the type of nation it is meant to be.

The Niger State Acting Governor Yakubu Garba while felicitating with the Muslim community appealed to the people of the state irrespective of ethnic and religious affiliation to redouble efforts to encourage anything that will bring peace, love, unity and brotherhood amongst them to fastrack its development. 

He maintained that peace is the prerequisite for any meaningful development and urged Nigerians to continue to remain peaceful to reap the dividend of democracy.

Also, Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State harped on the need for the Muslim Ummah to use the occasion of Eid il-Kabir to reflect on their relationship with God, humanity and be committed to love and harmonious coexistence for a peaceful nation.

He enjoined Nigerians to continue to pray for President Bola Tinubu in his drive towards finding solutions to the economic and security challenges facing the country.

In a message, Kogi State Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello cautioned citizens of the state against indulging in criminality and other destructive tendencies.

The Governor noted that citizens needed to remain law abiding and respect constituted authority as the present administration under President Bola Tinubu has much to offer Nigerians. 

Also congratulating Muslims, Governor Agbu Kefas of Taraba State urged Tarabans and Nigerians in general, to learn from this season’s teachings by being obedient, tolerant, exhibiting love, peace, and sacrifice to create a new society that is free from sentiment and division that everyone can be proud of.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Yusuf Sanda, the Governor asked the people to pray for the nation, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and all other leaders as they work to create a new Nigeria that everyone can be proud of.

In Oyo, the Chief Imam of Ayetoro Oke Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State Sheikh Isiaq Raji appealed to the governments at all level to fulfil promises made to Nigerians to get bountiful rewards.

After leading voluntary two rakat prayers to mark the Eld Adha celebration at ADS primary School Two, Ayetoro-Oke, Alhaji Raji called the Muslim faithful and non-Muslims to be patient and celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir with all sense of responsibility as enshrined in the holy book.

Also, the Chief Imam Umuahia central Mosque, Abia State, Alhaji Aminu Lawal called for pray for the unity, peace and progress of the country.

He urged the faithful to always show love to one another irrespective of religious differences and pray for God’s guidance on those in leadership positions both at the federal and the state levels.

The Chief Imam also urged Muslims to join hands with the federal government in the fight against all forms of insecurity bedevilling the country.

Aliyu Lawal (Niger State), Chris Nyamtu (Nasarawa), Sani Sulaiman (Taraba), Taoreed Abdullahi (Oyo), Lawrence Nwokedi (Abia); Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu