As muslims celebrate sallah, governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has tasked all citizens of his state to consolidate on the peaceful and harmonious coexistence among them.
He made the call in a press release issued by his special adviser on media Mukhtar Gidado felicitating with muslims faithful on the occasion of this year’s sallah celebration.
The governor said the occasion should be used to reflect on their past activities and see how they fared spiritually, so that they could take corrective measures towards improving their relationship with Allah, fellow Muslims and adherents of other faiths.
“As you all know, ours is an ethnically and religiously heterogeneous state. It is however gratifying that inspite of this palpable heterogeneity, we have been enjoying relative peace.
“I would like to appeal to you all, irrespective of your ethnic and religious backgrounds to use the occasion of the Eid-el- Fitr to consolidate this harmonious coexistence.
“To this end, the occasion should also be used to strengthen the existing relationships and also establish new ones. You should also imbibe the spirit of forgiveness, love and respect for one another. I also appeal for tolerance and accommodation by the various ethnic, religious and political groups in the state”. The governor appealed.
Bala assured that his government is determined to discharging its primary responsibility of protecting the lives and property of the entire people of Bauchi state and called on all and sundry to join hands with the government to have a secured, peaceful and united society.