Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has urged Muslims in the state to use the period of the Islamic New Year 1444 AH to reflect on their past deeds and recommit themselves to the Almighty Allah and the country.
In a congratulatory message issued Saturday by his spokesman, Ismaila Uba Misilli, the governor described the Islamic New Year as significant in the life of Muslims, calling on them to use the occasion to offer prayers for the peace, unity, growth, and prosperity of the state and Nigeria.
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“This is a period for sober reflection. It is a period for us to look back with retrospection and satisfaction; look forward with hope and optimism, look up with confidence and appreciate what Allah has done for us as a people, state and nation,” he said.
He urged them to pray for the state and the nation as well as for those in authority at all levels to collectively fight and tackle the threat of insecurity and other socio-economic challenges facing the people.