Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi State has warned road users in the state to obey traffic rules in other to avoid accidents during this year’s Eid-El-Kabir celebrations in the state.
He said periods like this should not be taken for granted to the extent that lives are lost while others injure under the guise of celebration.
The governor said this in a goodwill message to citizens of the state on the occasion of eid-el-Kabir.
Governor Bala said the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir should be used to reflect on how the Muslims fared morally and spiritually during the last year so as to take corrective measures, where necessary, for them to be amongst the believers who will enjoy the mercies of Allah (SWT) in the hereafter.
“I want to start by giving Glory to Allah (SWT) for sparing our lives to witness yet another Eid-el-Kabir celebration of Islam as a religion that propagates total submission to the will of Allah (SWT) and peaceful co-existence amongst the Muslim Ummah and with adherents of other faiths, the Holy Qur’an has also commanded all Muslims to give something (in charity) out of the treasure which Allah has bestowed on them. This should be done without consideration for religious, ethnic or political differences.
“I want to appeal to all motorists to observe traffic regulations so that we can minimize accidents on our highways throughout the period of Eid-el-Kabir celebration and beyond. I also appeal to parents to monitor the movement of their children and wards in order to reduce the incidents of missing children during this festivity,” he said.
He stressed the need for Muslim faithful to imbibe the spirit of forgiveness, humility and respect for one another and pray for the prevailing peace in the state to be sustained and for adequate rainfall for a bumper harvest during this farming season.
The governor used the opportunity to reiterate his administration’s commitment to continue to serve the good people of Bauchi State and to take the State to greater heights and pointed out that, since the inception of the administration about three years ago, it has delivered dividends of democracy in infrastructural development, education, health, water supply, youth and women empowerment, housing, agriculture among others.
“We will continue to pursue developmental projects that have a direct bearing on the lives of our people in the remaining one year of our first term in Sha Allah. We are not unmindful of the economic hardship being experienced by the generality of the people. This is a global problem that has its origin in the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. I want to appeal to you to bear with the situation which Is temporary, as a responsive and responsible Government, we will continue to render palliative measures with a view to cushioning the effects of the hardship.”