Governor Mohammed Badaru of Jigawa State has urged the Muslim faithful to use the El-el-Kabir to pray for divine intervention towards ending security challenges bedeviling the country.
Mr Badaru made the call in his Sallah message signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Print Media, Ahmad Danyaro on Monday in Dutse.
He said the period of the Eid-el-Kabir which coincided with the final Hajj rites in the Holy Land provided an opportunity for Nigerian Muslims to devote their supplications to Allah, towards full restoration of peace and unity in the country.
Mr Badaru assured residents of his adminstration determination to make the state a model in governance, peace, economic prosperity, agri-business as well as an investors destination in Nigeria.
“Our resolve to make impact in critical sectors like security, education, health, agriculture, water supply, urban renewal, rural development, massive infrastructure, among others remains unshaken.
“We will continue to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in finding lasting solutions to the challenges confronting the nation.
“We will continue with practical steps to impact on the lives of our citizens.
“The commendations we have received from national and global organisations will propel us to do more,” he said.
The governor congratulated Muslim faithful across Nigeria for witnessing another Eid-el-Kabir, reminding them not to forget the lessons of obedience to Allah.
He further reminded them to share their God-given wealth with the less privileged, be their brother’s keeper and living in peace with our neighbors as enshrined in the tenets of Islamic faith.
“As we mark the festivities, let us remember the sacrifice and obedience of Prophet Ibrahim and always submit ourselves fully to the will of the Almighty and in service of all mankind,” Mr Badaru noted.