Kaduna state governor Nasir el-Rufai has appealed to all communities in Kaduna state to uphold peace and harmony, even as he urged citizens to let their faiths incline them to be law-abiding.
The governor who made this appeal in an Eid el-Kabir message on Friday, called for prayers for the peace, progress and development of the country.
According to a statement signed by his special adviser on media and communication, Mr. Muyiwa Adekeye, el-Rufai congratulated the Muslim community on the festival of sacrifice.
The statement read in part, “The governor has requested that citizens mark this profound festival of faith with strict compliance with public health guidelines. El-Rufai called for caution and personal responsibility, given that this is the first religious festival since the Covid-19 pandemic began for which congregational prayers in open spaces are permitted.
“While strict lockdown conditions have since been eased, the dangers from the virus have not abated, making it important that citizens should continue to show concern for the health and well being of others.”