Gov La­long, Baba Us­man urge prayers for na­tion

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Lami Sadiq, Jos

Gov­er­nor Si­mon Bako La­long of Plateau State has called on Mus­lims to use the Eidel-Fitri pe­riod to pray for the peace and unity of Nige­ria, stress­ing that the Mus­lim Ummah must re­flect on the sig­nif­i­cance of the re­li­gious obli­ga­tions by putting to use spir­i­tual lessons learnt dur­ing the 30-day Ra­madan fast.

La­long, in a state­ment made avail­able by his Di­rec­tor of Press and Pub­lic Af­fairs, Sa­muel Em­manuel Nanle, said the Plateau State Gov­ern­ment had pro­vided Gov­er­nor Sa­muel Or­tom of Benue State has en­joined Mus­lims to max­imise the spir­i­tual ben­e­fits de­rived from this year’s Ra­madan as they join their brethren from all over the coun­try to cel­e­brate Eid-el-fitri.

Or­tom called on the Mus­lims to re­flect the at­tributes of the sea­son which are love, peace and jus­tice in their lives for the de­vel­op­ment of the state.

The gov­er­nor in a state­ment signed by his Chief Press Sec­re­tary, Terver Akase, also charged the peo­ple to em­brace di­a­logue in ad­dress­ing mat­ters af­fect­ing them and re­sist the temp­ta­tion to take the law into their hands. for the se­cu­rity of lives and prop­er­ties of all dur­ing the cel­e­bra­tion and be­yond.

In his own Sallah mes­sage, the mem­ber rep­re­sent­ing Jos North-North in the Plateau State House of Assem­bly, Ibrahim Baba Has­san, called on Nige­ri­ans to use the pe­riod of Eid-el-Fitri for prayers, stress­ing that only God could sal­vage the coun­try from its cur­rent eco­nomic cri­sis.

Baba Has­san who dis­trib­uted 200 bags of rice to his con­stituents, said, “Nige­ria and its lead­ers are de­sirous of fer­vent prayers, so we can over­come the cur­rent eco­nomic hard­ship.”

Bri­tish High Com­mis­sioner Paul Ark­wright in a group pho­to­graph with Sheikh Ahmed Lemu; his wife Aisha Lemu and oth­ers dur­ing a visit to the re­tired ju­rist in Minna re­cently.

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