Gov Lalong, Baba Usman urge prayers for nation
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.