– Masari felicitates with Muslims at eidul Kabir urges for sober reflection
– Read Governor Masari’s Eidul Kabir message to the people of Katsina
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has felicitated with Muslims over the Eid-el Kabir, urging for more sacrifice and obedience to leaders in the true spirit of the religious occasion.
This is contained in a statement signed by Abdu Labaran, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media.
According to the statement, the Governor said religious occasions were moments which citizens should use for both merriment and sober reflection for the advancement of the society.
“For Muslims across the globe the importance of the Eid-el Kabir cannot be over emphasised, as it signifies sacrifice and unquestioned obedience to the command of Allah (SWT) by Prophet Ibrahim( AS).
“For us in Nigeria, regardless of creed, the significance of the lesson of the occasion cannot be more poignant, coming at a time when our nation requires from each of us the the twin virtues of sacrifice and obedience.
“It is a time for us to pause and reflect where we are coming from, where we are, where we are heading and how we intend to get there.
“There is no doubt that Nigeria is facing serious challenges which the leadership under President Muhammadu Buhari is pulling out all the stops to address. The APC administration means well for all Nigerian citizens.
“It’s therefore incumbent on all well meaning citizens to assist the leadership to successfully navigate the country out of the dire straits in every positive way we can.
“We must not allow differences in religion, region and ethnicity be used by those averse to the advancement of the nation to devide us.
“We must resist, reject and renounce politics of negative instincts, and put a distance between us and the proponents and promoters of such divisive tendencies, as their interest is at variance with the nation’s”.
“Therefore, in all we do and say, we must always put national above other considerations, this is the pillar upon which the foundation for strong and sustainable societies are built.