Niger State Governor and Chairman North Central States Governor’s Forum, NCSGF, Abubakar Sani Bello, has urged Muslims to renew their commitment to the pursuit of peace and progress in the country
He felicitated the Muslim Ummah in the state as they join their brothers and sisters all over the world to celebrate Eid-El-Kabir.
In a Sallah goodwill message, the Governor said the society will be a better place to live in for everyone if there is relative social equilibrium.
He enjoined the Ummah to imbibe the virtuous of obedience, tolerance, faith, perseverance and sacrifice as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.).
” Muslims must continue to promote peace, tolerance and harmonious coexistence in society. It is only genuine love and an enduring social equilibrium that can frustrate the spread of violent ideologies in society, he said.
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The Governor called on the Muslim faithful to use the period to pray for an end to the incessant security challenges that have bedevilled the state in particular and the country as a whole.
” I am calling on followers of all religions to tolerate one another and assist the less privileged in society as one of the surest ways of reducing poverty and the attendant insecurity that comes with it.
He said humanity is fast losing its essence because of the obvious disregard for the teachings and practice of our religions.
Bello further regretted the heinous crimes and terror attacks unleashed on some parts of the state by armed bandits stressing that the nation must rise against all those perpetrating violence and insecurity.
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He then called on all eligible citizens who have not registered to obtain their permanent voter cards to leverage the extended/continuous voter registration period by INEC to exercise their civic responsibility ahead of the 2023 general elections.