Eid Al-Adha: Nigeria’s former head of state appeals for calm and peaceful celebration
Nigeria’s former head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar retired, has appealed to miscreants to have a rethink and repent for peace and stability to reign supreme in Nigeria.
The former Head of State made the appeal shortly after observing the two rakaats prayers for Eid A-Adha in Minna the Niger state capital.
General Abdulsalami Abubakar also urged those behind banditry and other forms of insecurity to urgently denounce the activities for peace and development in the country.
He however congratulated Muslim ummah and Nigerians for witnessing this period and advised them to continue to remain peaceful and orderly by assisting one another.
Niger state Governor Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello in his remarks stressed the need for Nigerians irrespective of ethnic and religious differences, to pray for security agencies to get wisdom to overcome current security challenges bedeviling the country.
Alh Abubakar Sani Bello who appealed to Nigerians to provide security agencies with genuine security information also expressed confidence that Niger state and Nigeria will overcome the current security woes.
Former Niger state Governor Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu advised Nigerians to support and collaborate with government and security agencies to achieve maximum result.
Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu also implored leaders at all levels to come up with deliberate policy targeted at reducing the current hardship militating against smooth operation of many Nigerians.
The Chief Imam Minna central mosque Malam Ibrahim Isa Fari who led the two Eids prayer also proceeded with slaughtering of his ram that pave way for other Muslim faithfuls to follow suit.