Sunday, 25 June 2017

Eid-el-Fitri: Governor Badaru urges Nigerians to embrace peace in the spirit of marking the end of Ramadan

Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State felicitates with all Muslim faithful as they celebrate Eid-el-Fitr which marks the end of Ramadan.

In a statement personally signed by the Governor from the Holy Land of Mecca where he is currently observing the Lesser Hajj (Umrah), Governor Muhammad Badaru said, ‘I wish to also call on Muslims to uphold the spirit of brotherhood of mankind as enjoined by Allah in the glorious Qur’an through promoting peace, unity and progress in the entire globe. Islam is indeed, a religion of peace and the true essence of faith is to unite the entire mankind in love and harmony’

Governor Badaru also urged Nigerians to embrace the virtues of tolerance, unity and cooperation regardless of their ethnic, religious or social status, saying that it was only in such atmosphere that the nation can make meaningful progress, urging them also to imbibe the tenets of love, tolerance, forgiveness, and brotherhood which the period of the holy month symbolizes.

On the forthcoming local government election in the state, Governor Badaru said the Jigawa State Independent Electoral Commission will organise a free, credible and fair elections at the local government level devoid of due interference from the Government and will ensure the election held peacefully.

He therefore enjoined the Jigawa State Electorates and all political leaders in the State, especially the contestants, to appeal to their supporters to conduct themselves during the election exercise in the interest of stability, peace and well-being of the State.

Hence, Governor Badaru also sought for forgiveness of all the Indigenes of the state especially those he erred knowingly or unknowingly in the spirit of Ramadan and Eid-el-Fitr Celebration as he forgave all and sundry.

The Governor finally wished all Muslim brothers and sisters in the State a happy Eid-el-Fitri celebration.

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