Â Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe StateÂ FridayÂ called on Nigerians to continue to pray for the peace and unity of the country.
The Governor made the call in a special Sallah message to mark the Eid-el-Kabir Sallah celebration saying, â€œthe Eid-el-Kabir festival connotes sacrifice, selflessness, love and total submission to the will of Allah (SWT)â€. Â
â€œI therefore admonish us to learn from the good lessons of the Eid-el-Kabir. As Muslims, we are aware that Islam means peace and preaches love, understanding and peaceful co-existence amongst members of every community, irrespective of religious or ethnic affiliations. We should strive to imbibe and exhibit the good virtues of Islam by promoting peace and harmony among our diverse peopleâ€, he stated.Â Â Â
According to the Governor, without peace, there will be no meaningful development in the State and Nigeria as a whole.
The Governor who also addressed top dignitaries shortly after the eid prayers, called on youths to celebrate the Sallah calmly and avoid anti-social behaviours.
While calling for peaceful coexistence among the diverse people of the State, Dankwambo appealed for support and cooperation of the people of the State so as to encourage the delivery of more dividends of democracy in every nook and cranny of the State.
â€œAs a Governor who came through your popular votes, I promise to treat everyone equally without any form of sentiment, be it political, religious or ethnic for the remaining period of my tenure,â€ Dankwambo vowed.