Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma donated 600 sacks of rice and five cows to Muslims in the state to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir. The donation, held yesterday at Government House, Owerri, was presented by Secretary of State Cosmas Iwu.
The Governor described the gesture as “stuff of brotherhood, love and care”. . ”
He exhorted Muslims to pray fervently for peace, unity, love, prosperity, stability and security. According to him, there is no better time to pray for Nigeria than now, as the country is at risk of security breaches and crime.
In a message signed by his chief press secretary, Oguwike Nwachuku, Uzodimma faithfully accused Muslimim of the opportunity that the sallah celebrations provide to foster peace, love and unity.
“Since the establishment of the Shared Prosperity Government in Imo State, the governor has shown great love and generosity to the Muslim community. This is evident in his inclusive system of government that housed Muslims in his cabinet – the SSA for northern affairs and the SSA for the mobilization of women in the north, “the embassy said in part.
said in his speech the chairman of the Muslim community of the state, Sariki Hassan Awwal Baba Sule, for giving them the opportunity to be close to everyone and especially their Creator.
The chairman of the Muslim Council of Imo State, Prince Basheer Uwakwe , thanked Uzodimma for the gifts and the harmonious relationship with Igbo in the state.
The Chief Imam, 82nd Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu, Col. Isah Sadiq, meanwhile, urged children to obey their parents in order to To receive Allah’s blessings for their future.
Sadiq, who is also the deputy director of the 82nd Islamic Affairs Division, admonished this in a sermon during a prayer in memory of Eid-el-Kabir at the Abakpa Military Cantonment , Enugu, yesterday.
He said obedience is a debt children owe their parents. He described it as the only way to obtain blessings and progress from Allah.
He said: “Kindness towards parents is a virtue that every child must learn and receive in order to grow from Almighty Allah to be raised. Children must learn of the obedience and submission of Ismail, the son of the Prophet Ibrahim, to his father, the Prophet Ibrahim, in the course of the sacrifice, as it is written in the Holy Quran. ”
He also challenged Muslims and Nigerians continue to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari; Army Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General. Faruk Yahaya and the division’s commanding major general, major general. Taored Lagbaja, for Allah’s guidance and protection.
Also, Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi yesterday instructed Muslims to take the teachings of the religious festival, which is sacrifice, tolerance and total submission the will of God strengthens.