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Gov. Aminu Tambuwal

Governor Tambuwal, Dr. Fayemi send sallah messages

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal
Dr. Kayode Fayemi

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto has urged Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of godliness, charity, perseverance and spiritual intercession for the nation as the country celebrates Eid-el-Adha.

In a message  to commerate this year’s Eid-el-Adha sallah celebration issued by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam in Sokoto Thursday, Tambuwal further urged his countrymen and women to always  promote acts that enhance national integration and brotherhood.

He described the Sallah period as one that honours the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim  to sacrifice his son to show submission to Allah’s command.

“As we’ve read from the Glorious Qur’an, just when Ibrahim was about to kill his son Ishmael, the Almighty Allah (SWT) put a sheep in his place. As such, we Muslims use Eid ul-Adha to celebrate Prophet Ibrahim’s complete obedience to the will of Allah and as a reminder of our own willingness to make sacrifices in obedience to God,” he added.

Tambuwal assured the citizens of Sokoto of his determination to make the state a model for good governance, security of lives and property and economic prosperity.

“Our determination to make impact in critical sectors like education, health, agriculture, water supply, rural development among others remains unshaken. I assure you that this administration will continue to prioritise the welfare of the citizens. We will continue to find lasting solutions to the challenges confronting us. We will continue with practical steps to impact on the lives of our citizens. The commendations we have received from far and near will only spur us to do more,” he added.

While wishing all Nigerians, especially those of Islamic persuasion a happy sallah celebration, the Governor appealed to them to continue their prayers for total healing of President Muhammadu Buhari.

In his own message, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, felicitated with Muslims on the occasion of the Eid- el- Kabir, urging them to continue to uphold the lessons of love, loyalty and sacrifice which are the hallmark of the festival.

Dr Fayemi, in his goodwill message signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Olayinka Oyebode, said the Eid el-Kabir festival also offers another opportunity for sober reflection, soul searching and spiritual renewal which Allah demands from the faithful.

He advised that the lessons of sacrifice and loyalty, which Eid-el-Kabir teaches should not be lost to the pomp and ceremony that accompany the festival.

The Minister urged Nigerians to continue to pray and work for peace and unity in the country. He advised the Muslim faithful and adherents of other faiths to always demonstrate love and understanding towards one another  in the quest for a greater and more prosperous Nigeria.

“We can collectively confront our challenges as a nation and build a truly peaceful and prosperous Nigeria by acknowledging the supremacy of  God, demonstrating genuine love and respect for one another and commitment to peaceful living”, Fayemi added.

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