ACF, El’Ru­fai fa­cil­i­tate with Mus­lims, urge peace

Weekly Trust - - News - Mo­hammed Ibrahim Yaba, Kaduna

The Arewa Con­sul­ta­tive Fo­rum (ACF) yes­ter­day fe­lic­i­tated with Mus­lims on this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.

Em­manuel Yawe, the Na­tional Public­ity Sec­re­tary of the fo­rum said in a state­ment is­sued Fri­day that the fo­rum prayed for the bless­ings of Al­lah as the por­tion of all Mus­lims and Nige­ri­ans dur­ing the fes­tive pe­riod.

“The fo­rum also calls on all Mus­lims and Nige­ri­ans to im­bibe the spirit of peace­ful co­ex­is­tence and be­ing good neigh­bours to all that come in con­tact with them.

“The fo­rum prays for Pres­i­dent Buhari and all our lead­ers both na­tional and lo­cal in these dif­fi­cult times of Nige­ria,” he said.

Sim­i­larly, Gov­er­nor Nasir El-Ru­fai of Kaduna State has ap­pealed to all com­mu­ni­ties in the state to up­hold peace and har­mony and urged all cit­i­zens to let their faiths in­cline them to law-abid­ing con­duct.

He made this ap­peal in an Eid el-Kabir message as he called for prayers for the peace, progress and de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try.

In a state­ment signed by the Spe­cial Ad­viser on Me­dia and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Muyiwa Adek­eye, El-Ru­fai con­grat­u­lated the Mus­lim com­mu­nity on the fes­ti­val of sac­ri­fice.

The state­ment ap­pealed for reflection­s on the tra­di­tion of deep faith that un­der­scores the fes­ti­val.

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