Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has congratulated the Muslim Ummah in Niger State on the successful completion of the 1441AH Ramadan Fast as they observe Eid-il-Fitr.
Governor Bello expressed optimism that the difficulties experienced following the outbreak of Coronavirus would soon be history.
The Governor who said Muslims have gone through one of the most rigorous Islamic obligations of fasting and prayers as well as other forms of
worship, urged the ummah to imbibe and exhude the lessons of sacrifices and almsgiving to the needy, beyond Ramadan
He said the celebration was coming at a time when the world has been thrown into confusion with the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which he says would soon be history.
The Governor called on philanthropists and those that have been blessed by the Almighty Allah, to be their brothers’ keeper by assisting the less privileged in their community.
He prayed for Allah’s protection and blessing on the people and urged muslims to use the period to pray for an end to pandemic and observe Eid without much fanfare to complement government’s efforts aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19.
The Governor also admonished the people to observe all the precautionary measures as outlined by health professionals and the government, including personal hygiene, social distancing, use of face mask and hand-washing, especially at public gatherings.
He called on all traditional and religious leaders to be security-conscious and report any strange or suspicious movement to authorities, as some parts of the State remain under the security threat of banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping and other forms of criminality.
He assured that the security situation in such places would soon return to normalcy as government was not resting on its oars in the fight against the criminal elements.