Eid-el-Kabir: Kuwait strengthens ties with Nigeria




Eid prayers at the Yobe Mosque and Islamic Centre led by Imam Algoni Kamsulum deputy Imam, Yobe Mosque and Islamic Centre.

Kuwaitian Government has reiterated commitment to strengthen the diplomatic ties with Nigeria to further achieve sustainable global peace and mutual economic prosperity.

The Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to Nigeria, Amb. Abdulaziz Albishir Bu Uthman, stated this in Abuja, Monday, shortly after distributing Eid-el-Kabir Sallah packages such as food items, meat, noodles and groundnut oil among others to over 10,000 households.

The gesture was carried out by Zakat House of Kuwait in collaboration with Darul-Kitab organisation for Relief and Peace in different locations in Abuja and Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, as parts of efforts towards eradicating poverty and finding succor to the lives of the poor.

According to Ambassador Bu Uthman, “Kuwaitians and Nigerians have aged-long diplomatic tides which have over the years translated into economic harmony among the two nations. 

“I’m here to ensure that the relationship continue to remain cordial and even stronger. It is on this note that we are distributing food items to our brothers, sisters and children so as to make them feel relief during sallah festival.

“By the grace of God, we shall not stop at that; we shall continue to do our best towards ensuring the peace continue to reign globally” 

He however appealed to citizens of both countries to eschew violence in any form and collaborate with their respective governments in the fight against terrorism internally and externally .

“It is pertinent to also appeal to our brothers to avoid all acts of terrorism capable of truncating the desired peaceful co-existence in our societies . There is an urgent need to wage war against kidnapping, insurgency and armed robbery and embrace unity, love and harmony in the land. We shall continue to support Nigeria government in this direction at all times”, he said.

The envoy commended the Executive Director of Darul-Kitab Organization for Relief and Peace, Sheikh Dr. AbdulKadir As-Salman, for justifying the confidence repose in him by ensuring judicious distribution of the items.

He further promised to guard the existing tie between Zakat House of Kuwait and Darul-Kitab Organisation sayng that the relationship will no doubt impact positively of the less privilege.

The envoy also conveyed the sallah message of the Emir of the State of Kuwait, Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah to President Muhammadu Buhari and the government and good people of Nigeria on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir festival.

In his remarks, Dr. As-Salman, promised his unflinching commitment to sustaining the relationship.

He said only an atmosphere of peace that growths and development can be achieved. 

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