From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
Bauchi State Government has reassured people of the state of its commitment towards the maintenance of peace and security for sustainable development in the state.
The State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed gave the assurance in his 2019 Eid-El Kabir Message to the entire people of the state.
Senator Bala Mohammed said while government is doing everything possible to to protect the lives and property of the citizenry, there is need for them to cooperate and pray for the success of the administration.
The Governor pledged the determination of the present administration in the state to continue with the good work of providing the necessary infrastructural facilities and social amenities of the upliftment of the living standard of the people.
He recalled that, Eid El Kabir celebrations symbolized the extent of total submission of Prophet Abraham when he answered the call of the Almighty to sacrifice his only son Prophet Isma’il, and implored muslims to emulate the prophets sacrifice in their wordly dealings.
According to him, Muslims should integrate the teachings of Eid-El Kabir in practical day to day interactions and promote relationship with their brothers and sisters, both Muslims and followers of other religions.
He enjoined them to use the Sallah celebrations to reflect on their past activities spiritually in the last 12 months as according to the governor, such reflection and self-assessment will afford them the opportunity to enjoy the mercies of Almighty Allah in the hereafter.
Senator Bala Mohammed who noted that, sallah celebrations are normally characterized by high traffic flow, appealed to people to observe traffic regulations in order to reduce accidents on highways through the period.
He therefore called on parents to ensure that they do not allow their wards to be involved in criminal activities as reports during festive periods in the past indicated an increase in criminal activities.
The Governor used the medium to regret that, some disgruntled elements are bent on disturbing peaceful atmosphere through the use of thugs, and saying that, his administration has put all appropriate machinery in place to deal with the unfortunate trend.