Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State, on Monday, called on Nigerian Muslims to fervently pray against myriad challenges bedevilling the country to restore unity among Nigerians as they mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.
Badaru, through his Senior Special Assistant on Print Media, Ahmad Muhammad Danyaro, said that the period of the Eid-el-Kabir which also coincided with the final hajj rites in the holy land provided the opportunity for Nigerian Muslims to devote their supplication to Allah to the issue of full restoration of peace and unity across the country.
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He assured the citizens of the state of his determination to make Jigawa a model of governance, peace, economic prosperity, agri-business and investors destination in Nigeria.
The governor stated that the government is resolved to make impact in critical sectors such as security, education, health, agriculture, water supply, urban renewal, rural development, massive infrastructures among others remains unshaken.
He added that his government would continue supporting the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in finding lasting solutions to the numerous challenges confronting Nigeria.
Badaru also assured the people of Jigawa that his government will continue with practical steps to impact on the lives of its citizens.
He also congratulated Muslims in the state and across the country for the grace of witnessing another Eid-el-Kabir.
“As we celebrate this important festival, we should not forget the symbolism and lessons of obedience to Allah, sharing of our God-given wealth with the less privileged, being our brother’s keeper, and living in peace with our neighbours as enshrined in the tenets of Islamic faith,” he stated.