From Ahmed Idris Birnin Kebbi
The Kebbi State Secretary to the Government, SSG, Alhaji Babale Umar Yauri Mni has called on the adherent of the two religions in the State to engage in activities that will promote peace, understanding and unity.
In a Press Statement issued to newsmen yesterday after the sermon prayed and was signed by the Permanent Secretary in charge of the General Administration and also overseeing the cabinet office Alhaji Yakubu Tafida Yauri, further stressed that the feast of Eid-el-Kabir is a test of faith in commemoration of the sublime submission by Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.) to the call for sacrifice.
The SSG called on the people of the State to be very vigilant, security conscious and report all suspicious characters, movements and objects to security agents, Security is everybody’s responsibility; therefore, all hands must be on deck in complementing government efforts towards safeguarding lives and property of the people.
The two religions teaches peace, good neighborliness and kindness, therefore Nigerians should eschew hate speech, fake news and continue to encourage love, harmony, peaceful co-existence and respect for one another at all times, the SSG stressed.
He further explained that the occasion should serve as a constant reminder to all Muslims to live a life of sacrifice for the common good as well as continue to show love and respect among themselves and people of other faiths.
He said the present administration led by Governor Senator Atiku Abubakar Bagudu is committed to the development of the State using available resources for the benefit of the people, hence the need for Nigerlites to support the laudable programmes and policies of the present administration designed to improve the living standard of the populace.
“We must not forget to remember our brothers and sisters who are currently performing the Holy Pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia”. It is my hope and prayer that Almighty Allah will reward their acts of worship and grant them journey mercies as they return home at the end of the pilgrimage, the SSG stressed.
Alhaji Babale Umar who expressed optimism that the Hajj exercise would spiritually rejuvenate pilgrims to better contribute to the socioeconomic development of our State.