Sal­lah: Al-Makura, Etsu Nupe urge peace, phi­lan­thropy

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Has­san Ibrahim (Lafia) & Abubakar Haruna (Minna)

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.

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