- As Sultan condemns attack in Medinah
By Our Correspondents
KATSINA State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari has urged Nigerians, irrespective of their religious beliefs, to join hands towards overcoming the numerous challenges plaguing the nation.
In a message, yesterday, to mark Sallah celebrations, Masari also congratulated the Muslim Ummah for successfully observing the 30 days of Ramadan:
“As we are all aware, our dear country is going through one of the most challenging moments in its history.
“With the drastic global economic downturn negatively affecting Nigeria’s income, the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East, the Niger Delta militancy, the irredentist agitations in the South-East and the cattle rustling menace in the North, there is no doubt that the lessons from the month of Ramadan are the tonic the nation needs to get it out of the dire straits it is navigating.”
In a related development, Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III has condemned the recent blast in the Holy Mosque of Prophet Muhammad in Medinah.
He described the attack as dastardly and said “Islam abhors all forms of violence.”
Sultan Abubakar, who spoke in Sokoto, during his Eid-el-Fitr message to the Muslim Ummah in the country, noted that “Islam preaches peace and unity”, adding, “it is only the bad eggs among the Muslims who are perpetrating such heinous acts.”
Abubakar further called on parents in the country to enroll their children in schools to acquire both western and religious education.
“Education is the only key to success, and no nation can fully develop without according it the priority attention it deserves,” the monarch added.
Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II enjoined Muslims across the country to apply lessons learnt during Ramadan in their day-to-day activities.
The emir made the call, yesterday, in his Sallah message to the congregation at the Eid prayers in Kano metropolis, which was attended by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and members of his executive council.
Also, Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari enjoined Muslims to continue to exemplify the worthy life of Prophet Muhammad and extend same to adherents of other religions.
He stated this during his sallah message delivered at the Ilorin Central Yidi praying ground.
Senator Isiaka Adeleke called on Muslims in Nigeria, to allow sobriety attend their daily lives at this material time in the annal of Nigeria’s history, more so, as they celebrate the Edil-fitri to mark the end of Ramadan Fast. This was contained in his sallah message signed by his media adviser, Olumide Lawal.
Adeleke said more than ever before, Nigerians should embrace the old wise saying of “cut your cloth according to your size”, thereby, making them to live within their legitimate means without cutting corners.