As Muslims all over the world celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir, Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has called on fellow Nigerian Muslims to use the occasion to rededicate themselves spiritually, morally and physically so that the country may surmount the many challenges threatening its corporate existence.
Felicitating with Muslims on behalf of the Government and people of the state, Governor Masari in a statement signed by his SSA on media Abdu Labaran Malumfashi, he observed that special religoius occasions such as the Eids and Christmas call for as much sober reflection and introspection as celebration, so that we may fully appreciate where we have been, where we are, and where we are going.
“It is important that we do not allow religious, ethnic or regional differences to blind us from our commonality, shared values and shared space.
“As a vehicle for the advancement of humanity, religion should accordingly be used as a unifying not dividing force for the good of all.
“Occasions like the Eid-el-Kabir call for not only celebration but also sober reflection and introspection so that we may fully appreciate where we are coming from, where we are, and where we are heading to”, the Governor stated.
While lauding the patriotic zeal of Nigerians, Governor Masari also urged for continued understanding and prayers for the health of President Muhammadu Buhari and the well-being of Nigeria, noting that prayers and constructive criticism can go along way in adding value to where the nation wants to be.
The Governor also cautioned against actions, statements and utterances that are capable of jeopardizing the corporate togetherness of Nigeria as united country, saying that “we must avoid recklessness, and excercise restraint and caution in all we do and say, regardless of what our grudges may be since the collective well-being of Nigeria is greater than our individual or regional adpirations”.