Sallah: Al-Makura, Etsu Nupe urge peace, philanthropy
Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has called on Nigerian Muslims to use the spiritual lessons of the Ramadan season as a formidable tool to rebuild the fabric of national unity and reaffirm Nigeria’s common destiny as one indivisible entity.
In a Sallah Message yesterday through his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Ahmed Tukur, Governor Al-Makura expressed optimism that Nigeria would be the ultimate beneficiary of the spiritual lessons from the Ramadan season, adding that with prayers and fear of Allah, peaceful coexistence, mutual respect and love, Nigerians would tolerate one another, work together and be able to harness the abundant resources as a progressive nation.
Al -Makura called on the citizens to build bridges of brotherhood to harness the benefits of earthly life and the ultimate purpose of creation.
In his own message, the Etsu Nupe and Chairman of the Council of Chiefs, Niger State, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar appealed to wealthy individuals in the country to assist the less privileged to enable all and sundry celebrate Idir Fitr Sallah celebration with ease.
Alhai Abubakar made the call at the closing of the annual Ramadan Tafsir at Umar Majigi Central Mosque in Bida, Niger State, saying, “God has endowed wealth on people not for themselves and their immediate family, but for the benefit of entire society. The present socio-economic predicament that we are now facing requires such assistance from well to do individuals in the country.”
The monarch charged Muslims faithful in the continue to pray to God to assist President Buhari and other elected and appointed leaders to overcome the current economic meltdown.