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Sallah: Governors urge prayers, charge Nigerians on peaceful coexistence

Posted By:  on  June 5, 2019

Governors urge prayers, charge Nigerians on peaceful coexistence

Sallah: Governors urge prayers, charge Nigerians on peaceful coexistence

Majority of the governors, in their Eid-el-fitr messages, yesterday called for prayers for the country to overcome its challenges. They also charged citizens on peaceful coexistence.


Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun called on Muslims to emulate virtues of Prophet Muhammad by living peacefully with fellow countrymen irrespective of religious differences in order to build a united Nigeria.

The governor, in a statement he personally signed, implored Muslims to draw enduring lessons from the holy month of Ramadan, which include personal sacrifices and self denial.

“I would also like to appeal to our members of the Islamic faith to see beyond all artificial divisions including minor ethnic and religious differences in society and abide strictly with the teachings of the holy Koran as propagated by the Holy Prophet Muhammad.

“Peace is very essential to the development of any nation. We should all, therefore, continue to pray and work for the peace and unity of the nation.

Let us display the spirit of oneness and stay strong together regardless of the diverse difficulties and challenges so that we can achieve our goals.

We should focus on the things that bind us together, and jettison the ones that are capable of dividing us,” Abiodun said.


Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State called on Nigerians to be more vigilant and prayerful so that the country would overcome the security and other challenges confronting it.

In his Eid-el-Fitri message congratulating Muslims, Governor Masari observed that for some communities in parts of the country, notably in the north, the month of Ramadan had almost been overshadowed by the spate of senseless bloodshed, kidnapping, arson and other forms of barbaric criminality which have defied reason and logic.

He said while it was incumbent on all believers to be steadfast in prayers at any given situation, it is also the duty of all citizens to be vigilant about happenings within and around their communities so as to forestall any acts of criminality.


Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State called on the people of the state to continue to demonstrate tolerance and understanding towards one another and show compassion to those in need.

The governor made the appeal state-wide broadcast to mark the end of Ramadhan fasting, in Damaturu. Buni said the task before his administration was to take Yobe to the next level.

“We will soon embark on commencement and policies of continuing from where the immediate past administration has stopped and consolidate on them.

“Therefore, during this special day of Eid-El-Fitr, I wish to appeal to our people to keep faith and trust in Allah and continue to pray for improved security in the state and the country at large” he said.

Buni, who also prayed for bumper harvest in the 2019 season sought the support and cooperation of the people of the state.


Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi State called for tolerance and accommodation among the various ethnic, religious and political groups in the state.

State asked all the people of the state “put hands together” individually and collectively to contribute their quotas to the sustenance of peace and security in our dear State.

He specifically enjoined the Muslim faithful to always observe the virtues of Ramadan.

“All good citizens of Nasarawa State should continue to pray for the peace, security and economic prosperity of the State” he said.


Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, described Eid El-fitr as a joyous end to Ramadan’s month of fasting and spiritual renewal, noting that it is a festival characterised by charitable giving; generous hospitality; and spending time with family, friends and neighbours.

While congratulating the Muslim Ummah, the governor said the values of generosity, forgiveness and compassion which are celebrated during Eid should be valued and upheld across the state and the rest of the world.

“May this auspicious day strengthen the bond of peace, unity and brotherhood across our nation,” the governor said.


Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal called on Nigerians to eschew all that would challenge the collective will to live harmoniously with one another.

In his Sallah message to the people of the state, Tambuwal congratulated Muslims for the successful completion of Ramadan fasting.

He urged them to act and behave the way that would earn them the pleasure of Allah.

Tambuwal reassured the people of the state that his government would continue to uphold all policies and programmes that would provide succour to the weak and ensure the prevalence of peace and peaceful coexistence among all citizens.

On the prevailing security situation, the governor said a serious appraisal had been done and action was being taken to end the state of insecurity in our country.


Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom yesterday urged Muslims in the state to promote the values and lessons of Ramadan such as piety, generosity, peaceful coexistence and justice.

In his Sallah message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, the governor acknowledged and appreciated the prayers of the Muslim community anytime the state was confronted by challenges.

He assured the people of the state that security of lives and property remained the priority of his administration.


Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq yesterday facilitated with the people of the state on the successful completion of Ramadan fast and observance of the Eid.

The governor, in his Sallah message signed by his Deputy Chief Press Secretary Agboola Olarewaju, asked citizens to be their brother’s keepers.

“I greet our Muslim brethren on the successful completion of the (fasting) month of Ramadan.

On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitri, I pray Almighty Allah accepts our prayers and worships before, during and after Ramadan.

“As we bid Ramadan goodbye, I urge Kwarans of all faiths not to jettison the spirit of Ramadan.

We should remain our brother’s keepers, promote common humanity, do to others what we want done to us, and be good citizens.”


Jigawa State Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar urged the Muslim faithful not to relent in praying for Nigeria to overcome her challenges.

The governor, in his Sallah massage, urged Muslims “to take advantage of the spirituality of this period to continue offering special prayers for our country for the peace and prosperity as government at all levels are working assiduously to surmount the barrage of challenges confronting the nation.

“Eid-el-Fitr reminds all of us, as Muslims and non-Muslims alike, to maintain the spirit and lessons learned during Ramadan throughout the year: to promote peace, to help the needy and displaced, to respect diversity and to empathize with everyone around us.”


Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State urged Muslims in the state to pray for all northern states battling with insecurity.

He stressed that Taraba and other northern states needed prayers against insecurity.

Darius made the call in his Sallah message signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bala Dan Abu.

The governor urged Muslims ummah to continue to pray for the state and the country.

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