Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago of Niger State has appealed to Nigerians to show understanding and confidence in the present administration at all levels as efforts are being made to roll out palliatives to cushion the effects of the fuel subsidy removal.
In a Sallah message by his Chief Press Secretary, Bologi Ibrahim, the Governor noted the economic difficulties occasioned by the removal of the fuel subsidy in the country.
He advised the Muslim ummah, as they celebrate Eid-el-Kabir, to imbibe the virtues of love, obedience, and sacrifices as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim (A.S) as well to use the occasion to deepen their faith and submission to the will of Allah.
Bago charged them to remain devoted to their religion and show kindness and tolerance to foster harmonious coexistence.
“I congratulate all Muslims on the celebration of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir; I call on you to imbibe and reflect on the great lessons of the festival of sacrifice, which are the hallmarks of Islam.
“As you celebrate, show piety, make a personal sacrifice to the common good and collective interests of the people,” he said.
He also wished all Nigerlites on pilgrimage a successful exercise and urged them to pray for peace, unity, and development in the state and be good ambassadors of the state while in the holy land.
The governor prayed for improved security and peace in the state and Nigeria in general while reassuring citizens of his determination and commitment to building a new Niger State where peace, unity, growth and development will be the order of the day, as captured in his administration’s policy thrust.
He urged the residents of the State to continue to support his administration’s policy thrust, which covers security, education, science and technology, agriculture, healthcare, commerce, tourism, infrastructure, women and youth development, among others.
Bago then prayed to Allah to accept their prayers and sacrifices and accompany their daily lawful businesses with boundless blessings.