By Ismail Abdulaziz
Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger and Chairman North Central States Governor’s Forum, has felicitated with the Muslim Faithfuls in the country on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr celebration and the successful completion of the Ramadan Fast.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mary Noel Berje, the Governor said the occasion calls for sober reflection and fervent prayers in view of the prevailing security challenges in the country.
Sani-Bello enjoined Muslims to draw from the enduring lessons of Ramadan and allow the spiritual benefits of the religious obligation positively influence attitudinal change towards a better society.
“I call on all Muslims to apply the lessons of self-control, discipline, sacrifice and perseverance, derived from fasting in the month of Ramadan, and stay off evil in the overall interest of the state and country.”
He expressed hope that the enthusiasm to gain righteousness and eternal Bliss during the sacred month would be sustained all year round in order to derive maximum benefits and reward from Allah.
The Governor used the opportunity to call on all citizens to keep faith with the government as it finds enduring solutions to the problem of insecurity affecting the state and the country as a whole.
He said the state government is aware of the challenges arising from the growing insecurity in some parts of the state.
Sani-Bello said government was working, in conjunction with all security agencies, to reverse the trend and ensure that all displaced persons are returned to their communities.
He reiterated his administration’s commitment to protecting the lives and property of the residents and assured of continued support and assistance to the Internally Displaced Persons until they are reunited with their communities and sources of livelihood.
While congratulating the Muslims for yet another opportunity to witness the Eid-el-Fitr, the Governor urged the Ummah to use the period and pray for unity, stability and peaceful coexistence.(NAN)