Niger State Governor and Chairman North Central States Governor’s Forum, Abubakar Sani Bello, felicitates with the Muslim faithful in the country on the occasion of this year’s (2021) Eid-Al-Fitr celebration and the successful completion of the Ramadan Fast.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mary Noel Berje.
“The occasion calls for sober reflection and fervent prayers in view of the prevailing security challenges in the state and the country.
“I enjoin Muslims to draw from the enduring lessons of Ramadan and allow the spiritual benefits of the religious obligation to permeate and positively influence attitudinal change towards a better society.
“I call on all Muslims to apply the lessons of self-control, discipline, sacrifice, and perseverance, derived from fasting in the month of Ramadan, and stay off evil in the overall interest of the state and country”, he said.
He expressed hope that the enthusiasm to gain righteousness and eternal bliss during the sacred month will be sustained all year round in order to derive maximum benefits and reward from Allah.
The Governor used the opportunity to call on all citizens to keep faith in the government as it finds enduring solutions to the problem of insecurity affecting the state and the country as a whole.
He said the state government is aware of the challenges arising from the growing insecurity in some parts of the state and it is relentlessly working, in conjunction with all security agencies, to reverse the trend and ensure that all displaced persons are returned to their communities.
Bello reiterated his administration’s commitment to protecting the lives and property of the citizens and assured of continued support and assistance to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) until they are reunited with their communities and sources of livelihood.
While congratulating the Muslims for yet another opportunity to witness the Eid-Al-Fitr celebration, the Governor urged the Ummah to use the period and pray for unity, stability, and peaceful coexistence of the country.
He also implored the Muslims to remain steadfast in applying the virtues of Ramadan through sustained supplication, hospitality, and good neighbourliness for the peace, security, and economic prosperity of the state and the nation.