Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba State rejoices with the Muslim Ummah in Taraba State as they join their counterparts in Nigeria and all over the world to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.
Governor Ishaku congratulated them on Allah’s abundant blessings and benevolence upon them during the year, especially the gift of life, and reminded them of the need for them to continue to work very hard for peace in the state. He said peace remains the most critical need of the state and that this can only be achieved and sustained if the people remain united against those agents of destabilization who are bent on causing a breakdown of law and order in their communities.
He also re-assured them of government’s commitment to its rescue agenda which has already impacted positively in job creation and skills acquisition and also led to an unprecedented improvements in WAEC scores by students from the state, the provision of water to more than 250 communities, renovation and re-equipment of major hospitals in the state, construction of major roads in the three senatorial zone, among numerous other achievements of the administration.
He assured that in the years ahead, a lot more will be done in terms of service delivery and in support of the welfare of the people and urged all indigenes and non-indigenes of the state to continue to support the administration.
He wished them a happy, peaceful and delightful Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
In his own message, Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State urged for more sacrifice and obedience to leaders in the true spirit of the religious occasion.
He said religious occasions were moments which citizens should use for both merriment and sober reflection for the advancement of the society.
“For Muslims across the globe the importance of the Eid-el Kabir cannot be over emphasised, as it signifies sacrifice and unquestioned obedience to the command of Allah (SWT) by Prophet Ibrahim (AS).
“For us in Nigeria, regardless of creed, the significance of the lesson of the occasion cannot be more poignant, coming at a time when our nation requires from each of us the twin virtues of sacrifice and obedience.
“It is a time for us to pause and reflect where we are coming from, where we are, where we are heading and how we intend to get there.
“There is no doubt that Nigeria is facing serious challenges which the leadership under President Muhammadu Buhari is pulling out all the stops to address. The APC administration means well for all Nigerian citizens.
“It’s therefore incumbent on all well meaning citizens to assist the leadership to successfully navigate the country out of the dire straits in every positive way we can.
“We must not allow differences in religion, region and ethnicity be used by those averse to the advancement of the nation to divide us.
“We must resist, reject and renounce politics of negative instincts, and put a distance between us and the proponents and promoters of such divisive tendencies, as their interest is at variance with the nation’s”.
“Therefore, in all we do and say, we must always put national above other considerations, this is the pillar upon which the foundation for strong and sustainable societies are built.”