Gov Bala Mohammed has wished the citizenry of Nigerian a safe and happy Sallah celebration in the season of self-introspection and charity.
The spokesperson of the Bala Mohammed presidential organization and the chairperson of the intelligence unit of the campaign, Prof. Udenta O. Udenta issued the release containing the seasonal greetings to Muslims and Nigerians in general.
Reminding the nation that “Eid is an opportunity to reflect on the 30 days spent fasting and to recommit to values of gratitude, compassion, and generosity. It is a happy occasion for Muslims to feast and rejoice. It is also a day to say thanks to the almighty Allah for all that he blessed us with”.
While also reaffirming that the “Eid celebrations around the country remind us of our proud history as a nation built by people of all backgrounds; our history of religious freedom and civil liberties, and our history of innovation and strength. These legacies would not be possible without the contributions of Muslims that make our country even stronger”.
He called on the people of Nigeria to imbibe the spirit of the season and come together for a united Nigeria. “No one should ever feel afraid or unsafe in Nigeria or in their place of worship”, he said.
“This past month, our country endured challenges and senseless violence that broke our hearts and tried our souls. Our prayers are with the hundreds of innocent lives, many of them Muslim, taken during the month of Ramadan in places like Kaduna, Niger, Benue, Borno, and Anambra”.
“Eid is a festival of charity, it is a festival for self-introspection. Eid ul fitr has a deep spiritual significance for all”.
He recalled that “In homes across Nigeria, this special occasion begins in the early hours of the day when families dress in their finest attire in preparation for prayers and festivities. Homes are decorated with ornaments and lanterns. Gifts are wrapped and envelopes of money are prepared for kids. Above all, Eid is a time to gather and celebrate with loved ones”.