*Gombe Governor Felicitates With Muslims; Calls On Citizens To Imbibe Spirit Of Sacrifice, Love, Tolerance
*Hails Tinubu’s Courageous Steps To Move Nigeria Forward
By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, CON yesterday joined the Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Dr Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III, CFR and other Muslim Ummah in the state to observe the 2- Raka’at Eid prayer to mark the commencement of Eid-el-Kabir Sallah Celebration in Gombe.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Director-General (Press Affairs) Government House Gombe, Ismaila Uba Misilli, made available on Wednesday.
The Eid prayer, which took place at the main Eid ground in Gombe was led by the Deputy Chief Imam of Gombe, Ustaz Aliyu Hammari and was also attended by top government functionaries, including the Speaker and members of Gombe State House of Assembly, Secretary to the State Government, Acting Head of Civil Service, Permanent Secretaries and other faithful.
The Governor had earlier in a goodwill message, enjoined the people of the state to imbibe the lessons of Eid el-Kabir which connote sacrifice, love, unity and obedience and demonstrate same in their daily lives for the good of the society and humanity at large.
He also enjoined the people to continue to make sacrifices for the growth and development of Gombe state and Nigeria atlarge, even as he urged for special prayers for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and all leaders at all levels.
He commended the courageous steps so far taken by Tinubu, noting that ” the President has demonstrated capacity, passion and zeal to move the country forward. We must therefore give him our full support and encouragement”.
The Governor 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.
He later led the Deputy Governor, Speaker SSG, Acting Head of Civil Service and other top government functionaries to witness a spectacular mini durbar, known as Jafi at the Emir’s Palace.