Eld-el-kabir: Buni urges Muslims to support less privilege

Yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni has Tuesday called on Yobe state citizens to use the Eid el Kabir period and assist the less privileged in the society.

In a statement signed by governor Buni’s Director General Press and Media Mamman Mohammed, said Buni congratulated Muslims all over the world as they celebrate one of the greatest festivals of the Islamic Calendar.

The statement reads: “On behalf of the good people of the state and especially the Muslim faithful, l thank Almighty Allah (SWT) for granting us the opportunity to witness this occassion once again.

“The period of Eid-el-Kabir calls for a deep reflection into the lessons of devotion, sacrifice and obedience as exemplified by the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Ismail.

“This occassion teaches love, sacrifice, honesty, generosity and above all, the fear of Allah.

“I wish to appeal to priviledged persons in our communities to imbibe these lessons to support the less privileged. We should support the less privileged in our midst to celebrate this occassion and always.

“This festival also provides us with the opportunity to express our profound gratitude to Allah for the relative peace we now enjoy across the state. 

“I wish to specially appreciate the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR in ensuring that peace is fully restored in Yobe state, the North east and Nigeria.

“I salute the courage and bravery of the security forces for making great sacrifices to ensure peace is maintained and enjoyed in the state and country.

“I therefore appeal to the good people of Yobe state to support, cooperate and encourage the security operatives in their patriotic national of ensuring that our communities are safe.

“Let me seize this opportunity to commend and thank you for the support you have continued to render to this administration.

“I assure you that government will continue to provide infrastructure, qualitative education,  healthcare delivery, roads, employment and empowerment opportunities among others to make life more meaningful to our citizens.

“I also enjoin you to continue praying for the full return of peace and security across the state and country.”