Nigerians urged to unite irrespective of religion

Acheme Jack, Kano

Kano State Acting Governor, Professor Hafiz Abubakar, in a message to mark the Eid el – Kabir celebration, has called on Nigerians to embrace one another irrespective of whatever religion they belong to, in order to promote peace across the nation.

Hafiiz said this would engender peace, nation building and national development.

He urged Nigerians to assist the needy among them, considering the economic recession in the country.

“Indeed, we are passing through trying moments and we have a moral responsibility to assist the needy, widows, orphans and the vulnerable among us so that we alleviate their suffering”, he stated.

Professor Hafiz Abubakar explained that helping the underprivileged, the weak, the needy and the sick is a key virtue in Islam which must be promoted especially during Sallah.

“Caring, sharing and sacrifice for common good are lofty virtues handed down to us by the Holy Prophet P.B.U.H. As Muslims, we must exemplify these traits especially now when we are facing serious hardship in the country”, he added.

He urged Nigerians to persevere as the Federal government had demonstrated a genuine resolve to turn around the nation’s economy.

The Kano State Government in the spirit of Sallah, also donated food items worth N2.5 million to prison inmates.

The items comprised three cows, 14 rams, 40 bags of rice, 16 jerry- cans of vegetable oil and other food items.

The Secretary to Kano State Government (SSG), Usman Alhaji, told officials of Kano Central Prisons, Kurmawa, at the presentation ceremony, that it had been “a tradition of Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje to assist the inmates during such special occasions.”

In the same vein, Former Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Bello Hayatu Gwarzo, CON has also called on Muslims and Nigerians to work for the peace and progress of the nation.

“Id el Kabir is firmly rooted in sacrifice, which for me is very significant. Therefore, as we mark this important season, may we all work consciously towards a better and greater world.”

Gwarzo also said “To our Pilgrims in the Holy Land, I pray fervently that your ibadat be accepted as you continue in your spiritual journeys towards the fulfillment of the pilgrimage rites.”

He also called on religious leaders in the country to continue to preach peace and unity to their followers and display love towards one another.