Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir has called on Muslims Ummah to use the occasion of eid-el ftr celebrations to pray for peace and unity of Nigeria as the country faces existential security threats.
Bala Mohammed in a Sallah message signed by his media aide, Muktar Gidado on Wednesday evening appealed to the people of the state irrespective of their ethnic and religious background to use the occasion of the celebrations to pray for Nigeria.
“As you all know, ours is an ethnically and religiously heterogeneous State. It is however gratifying that in spite of this palpable heterogeneity we have been enjoying relative peace.
I would like to appeal to you all, irrespective of your ethnic and religious backgrounds, to use the occasion of the Eid-el- Fitr to consolidate this harmonious coexistence”, the statement read in part.
Governor Mohammed said Muslims across the state were expected to “strengthen the existing relationships and also establish new ones”, by imbibing the spirit of forgiveness, love and respect for one another.
He said his government was determined to discharge its primary responsibility of protecting the lives and property of the entire people of Bauchi State, adding that “I will therefore like to appeal to all to join hands with the government in our resolve to have a secure, peaceful, prosperous and united Bauchi State.”
The governor who said the his administration was sensitive of the economic difficulties being experienced by the people of the State which he describes as a “national problem” assured that his administration was doing “everything possible to see to the improvement of the situation”.
The governor also cautioned people to strictly adhere to covid-19 protocols during the Sallah festivities.