Governor Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called the Muslim Umma in the state to sustain the tempo and momentum of the supplication, devotion and prayers for the peace, security and prosperity of the state and Nigeria as a whole.
The governor made the call during his first Sallah goodwill message to the state in a release signed and made available to newsmen by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Imaila Uba Misilli.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya enjoined the Muslim faithful to replicate in their daily lives, the lessons learnt in the holy month of Ramadan.
The statement quoted Governor Inuwa saying, “As we celebrate the Eid-el-Fitr festival, I want to admonish us to learn from the good lessons of Ramada which connotes piety, obedience, and selflessness. We must all imbibe the tenets of Islam which promotes peace, tolerance, modesty and love.”
While calling on the people of the state to continue to live in peace and harmony irrespective of their differences, Governor Inuwa described peace as a catalyst for socio-economic development of any society.
“Let me express my immense gratitude to our traditional rulers, community and religious leaders and indeed the entire people of Gombe State for their support to our new administration. I urge us all to rededicate ourselves and contribute positively to the progress and development of the state.
“I wish to assure you that our administration is committed to ensuring speedy development of the state in its entire ramifications.”
The Sallah celebration in Gombe was peaceful and more colourful than previous years as the people expressed excitement in successfully completing the Ramadan fast and for celebrating it with a new administration.
Hundreds of well wishers gathered on the streets of Gombe waving at the governor.