By Idris Khalid
Gombe state Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has felicitated with the Muslim Ummah in the state as they join other faithful the world over in celebrating the Eid el-fitr which marks the successful completion of the Ramadan fast.
In a goodwill message issued by Ismaila Uba Misilli, Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Governor, Inuwa urged the Ummah to sustain the lessons of the holy month and replicate them in their daily lives for the good of the society.
“Eid el-fitr festival connotes sacrifice, selflessness, love and obedience to the tenets of Islam. I therefore enjoin us to draw enduring lessons from the Ramadan and show love to one another as well as promote harmony and peaceful coexistence among our diverse people “.
“The same way we all remembered the less privileged and those afflicted by poverty and disease during Ramadan, I implore us to carry over these attributes beyond Ramadan”.
While urging the traditional rulers, religious and community leaders to sustain the prevailing peace and security for the socio-economic development of the state, Governor Yahaya assured that his administration remains committed to the provision and implementation of viable projects and programmes aimed at taking the state to the next level of prosperity and development.
The Governor commended the Muslim Ummah and the entire people of the state for their steadfastness in the midst of challenges occasioned by the ravaging coronavirus pandemic, urging them to remain prayerful and continue to support the Government in its efforts to contain the scourge.
“I also enjoin you to continue to complement government efforts in confronting the dreaded covid-19, by observing all the preventive protocols and complying with restriction orders, while assuring you of our resolve to continue to adopt measures and strategies to curb the spread of the pandemic in the state.
Governor Yahaya assured that Government will spare no effort in working for the safety, wellbeing and prosperity of the state.