By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, CON has felicitated with the Muslim Ummah in the state and across the world on the celebration of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, with a call on them to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice, obedience and tolerance.
According to a statement signed by the Director-General (Press Affairs)
Government House Gombe, Ismaila Uba Misilli, made available yesterday, the governor, in his Sallah message to the people of Gombe State, stressed the need to continue to supplicate to the will of Allah in all situations.
He enjoined Muslims to sustain their prayers for the peace, security and prosperity of the state and the nation at large, especially the new dispensation.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya, who doubles as the Chairman of Northern States Governors’ Forum, urged the Muslim ummah to use the occasion to extend hands of support and show love and good neighbourliness as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and upheld by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
He said, “As we celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir festival, I want to admonish us to reflect on the message and lessons of the season which teaches total submission, obedience and selflessness. We must also imbibe the tenets of Islam which promote peace, tolerance, modesty, and love.”
” I also enjoin us all to continue to make sacrifices for the growth and development of our dear state great country, especially at this critical time”.
He appreciated the traditional institution, community and religious leaders, and the entire people of Gombe state for their support and understanding while reiterating his administration’s resolve to continue to provide quality leadership and consolidate on the gains so far recorded for a better tomorrow.