Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state, has felicitated with the Muslim faithfuls as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el Kabir. In his SALLAH message, Fintiri reminded all Muslim faithfuls to remember the purpose of the celebration, which amongst other things is to acknowledge the trials and triumph of Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim).
He said the Prophet is remembered and revered across ages and nations for passing a great test of faith. “As we celebrate, I believe that Nigeria can make swift progression on all fronts if we uphold the impeccable virtue of abiding faith as typified by Prophet (Abraham) Ibrahim, through his sacrifice, patience, generosity, and obedience to Allah’s command and constituted authority”, he stated.
“We must uphold the spirit of mankind as enjoined by Allah in the Quran through promoting peace, unity and progress in the land”.
He said this is the time “To pray and work hard towards building a peaceful, united and prosperous nation”.
Governor Fintiri therefore appealed to the people to join hands to repair the fabric of love and oneness that binds us together. The festival according to Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri is commanded by Allah and commemorated in honour of Prophet Ibrahim’s selflessness and willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience and urged the citizenry to make sacrifices towards the peace and progress of the state.
The Governor also enjoined the faithful to pray for an end to insecurity and other challenges bedevilling the nation. He regretted that this year’s Eid-el-Kabir Sallah to be low-keyed and therefore advised that “We all return to Allah in prayers to bring an end to the scourge of Coronavirus pandemic.
In the spirit of the celebration, concluding his message, Gov. Fintiri then wished all Nigerians happy Sallah celebration, even as they stay safe, duly observing the COVID-19 protocols as directed by relevant constituted authorities across the nation.