Eid al-Adha: Pray for peace, Kano Governor urges Muslims

Jack Acheme, Kano

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Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Eid al-Adha has urged Muslims to use the period of Eid al-Adha to pray for peace and stability in Nigeria.

Ganduje made the call shortly after observing the Eid prayer at Kofar-Mata praying ground in Kano metropolis..

He urged all  Nigerians irrespective of their religious background to continue to pray for peace, stability, unity, security and an end to Coronavirus pandemic.

“I also urge Muslims to remain steadfast and imbibe the culture of compassion, honesty and peaceful coexistence.”

“This year’s Eid-el-Kabir festivities came at a trying moment occasioned by the debilitating effect of the Coronavirus pandemic across the globe,” said Ganduje.

He enjoined the people of the state to adhere strictly to COVID-19 safety protocols to stem further spread of the pandemic.‎

‎The governor thanked Almighty Allah for his innumerable mercies that made it possible to witness this blessed day.

The Emir of Kano , Aminu Ado Bayero in his Sallah message all parents to conscious and vigilant women especially the girl child owing to the rampant rape cases in the society.

“The Kano Emirate is worried about the rampant rape cases in the country and I urge everybody especially parents to be vigilant over their girls.

“I also enjoin all to pray to almighty Allah to bring an end to the menace,” said the Emir

The Chief Imam of Kano, Prof Sani Zahradeen in a sermon urged Muslims faithful to pray for an end to the Coronavirus pandemic and insecurity in the country.

‎I urge Muslims faithful to use good teachings of the Eid-el-Kabir to promote love and brotherhood as well as live in peace and harmony with one another,” advised  the Chief Imam.

Security personnel were also deployed at the prayer grounds to enforce compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols.

Peace PIAK

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