Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has expressed the hope that the Eid-el-Kabir occasion will usher in peace and development in Nigeria.
He spoke to journalists shortly after performing two raka’ats prayers at Yola Eid ground with Waziri Adamawa who is the former president Atiku Abubakar who represented Lamido Adamawa, Dr. Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa.
Fintiri explained that the peace of Nigeria is worth bigger than anyone, and therefore called on the people of Adamawa to coexist peacefully with one another for development to thrive.
In his message, Lamido Adamawa, Dr. Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustafa through Waziri Adamawa, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar felicitates with Muslim Ummah and enjoined citizens of the state to fear Allah and learn to live in peace with other fellow human beings.
He urged government and community leaders to teach their subjects the importance of peace and harmonious relationship and wished Adamawa Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia a successful Hajj exercise.
The paramount ruler expressed concern over the perpetual misunderstanding between herders and farmers in the state, describing those engaging in such acts as enemies of peace and calling on the government to take necessary action against the perpetrators.
Lamido Musdafa urged citizens to respect one another for the sake of peace, stressing that no development could take place in an atmosphere devoid of peace, calling on government and community leaders to teach their subjects the importance of peace and harmonious relationship.
He advised people to heed the warning of the Nigeria Metrological Agency on precautionary measures against flood disasters and urged governments to assist farmers with inputs.
Earlier, in his sermon after leading the two raka’at prayers, the Chief Imam of Modibbo Adama Central Mosque, Khadi Ahmadu Bobboi admonished Muslims to forgive one another to enable them to reap more rewards from Allah during the celebrations.
He then offered special prayers for peace and tranquility in the country and thereafter slaughtered his ram, symbolizing that every Muslim that can afford a sacrificial animal can do the same according to Islamic injunction.
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