By Bala Dauda, Damaturu
Gov Mai Mala Buni of Yobe has heartily felicitated with the Muslim Ummah, and the good people of Yobe on the Eid-el-fitr celebration, marking the end of the one- month Ramadan fasting.
In a statement by Buni’s Director-General, Press and Media Affairs, Alhaji Mamman Mohammed in Damaturu, the governor also congratulated Muslims who were privileged to perform the lesser Hajj (Ummrah) and wish them safe return to Nigeria.
He prayed to Allah (SWT) to reward everyone for the Ramadan fasting and forgive their shortcomings.
The governor urged the faithful to pray for a lasting peace and prosperity in Yobe state and Nigeria.
Buni said the Ramadan fasting inculcates patience, devotion, self-control, truthfulness, humility, kindness, tolerance, forgiveness and other virtues of Islam, which should be maintained after the fasting period.
He reminded the faithful to give out Zakatul Fitr, a mandatory charitable donation of food that must be given to the needy as a climax to the one month religious obligation.
“Giving out measures of foodstuff to the poor and needy among us as stipulated by Islam is an act of worship that strengthens bond of unity and promotes happiness, mercy and love.
“Let us also be reminded that the Sallah celebration is also a period of sacrifice and generosity. We should continue to be generous to our neighbours to make life more meaningful to others.
“I wish to express my utmost gratitude to Almighty Allah for the relative peace enjoyed across the state. We should not loose faith by the sad and unfortunate killing of some people around Buni Gari in Gujba Local Government Area.
“It is with sadness that we also recorded the sad car crash in Damaturu killing some and injuring others.
“May the souls of the departed rest in Peace and, l wish the victims hospitalised speedy recovery,” Buni prayed.
He commended the security agencies for their commitment to duty, urging them to remain vigilant and proactive to curb the menace of bad elements.
The governor further called on Nigerians to pray for a peaceful and successful transition of power in the country.
Buni wished everyone a successful and peaceful Sallah celebration.