Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, monday urged local, state and federal governments to focus on agriculture so as to boost food production in the country.
According to him, there is also the need for the federal government to construct additional dams across the country to enhance dry season farming for massive production of cash and food crops.
Speaking after while delivering his traditional Eid-el-Kabir message shortly after the Eid prayer at the Kofar Mata Eid praying ground in Kano metropolis, Sunusi said constructing more dams was necessary in view of the fact that most of the developed countries had for long stopped depending on wet season farming.
He urged wealthy Muslims to support the less privileged persons in the society in order to alleviate their suffering, especially during the current economic recession in the country.
The Emir said the call was also necessary in order to provide job opportunities to the teeming number of unemployed youths as well as ensure food security in the country.
He called on Nigerians irrespective of their religious beliefs and political inclinations to continue to pray for economic growth and development in the country
THISDAY observed that the Eid prayer was led by the Emir himself and was attended by the Acting Governor, Professor Hafiz Abubakar, members of the state executive council, as well as other traditional rulers from the 44 local government areas of the state.
It was also observed that many Muslims could not attend the Eid prayer due to the early morning down pour in the city.
THISDAY correspondent observed that the Eid prayer was conducted peacefully across the various locations in the state.