Eid el-Fitr: Etsu Nupe urges Nigerians to live in peace

The Etsu Nupe and Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, has called on to live in with one another to foster peace and national unity.

Etsu Nupe made the call while addressing his people shortly after the two Raka’at prayers at the Bida Eid ground during Sallah.
The royal father said that there was the need for Nigerians to ensure peaceful co-existence in the country so as to ensure economic .
According to him, no society or country can achieve any meaningful development or greatness in an atmosphere of chaos and mistrust.
Alhaji Abubakar used the occasion to call on ‘well-to-do’ in the society to continue to support the less-privileged to alleviate their sufferings.
“I want to use this occasion to call on wealthy individuals to continue to support the poor so as to alleviate their sufferings in the society,’’ he said.
The monarch also urged Muslims to have the fear of God in all their activities, adding that we all have to give account of our deeds one day to our creator. He urged Muslims to intensify prayers during the Sallah period for the return of  permanent peace in Nigeria.
According to him, prayer remains the most effective weapon against any form of challenges.
He said security challenges such as insurgency, and kidnapping would be overcome through ceaseless and fervent prayers by both Muslim and Christian faithfuls.
The Royal father urged Muslims to always follow the path of dialogue in resolving differences rather than advocating for violence.
Alhaji Abubakar who congratulated Muslim faithful on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast, added that only tolerance and patriotism would help the country sail through the present situation in the country.
The Chief Imam of Bida, Sheikh Adamu Liman-Yakatun, in his sermon advised Muslim faithful to imbibe the lessons of Ramadan .
He called on those who prayed and fasted for the 30 days to internalise and practicalise the social and moral objectives of the holy month of Ramadan.

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