- Senator Uba Sani has sent a congratulatory message to Nigerian Muslims over the completion of this year Ramadan fast
- Muslims all over the world will celebrate Eid-el-Fitr on Sunday, May 24
- The senator urges the Muslims to use the period to pray to Almighty Allah to bring an end to the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria
The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the Senate, Malam Uba Sani, has implored Muslims to manage the period of Eid-el-Fitr to "heal our communities."
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Kaduna, Nasir Dambatta, reports that Senator Uba in his Sallah message to Nigerian Muslims noted that with the one month of fasting, the Ummah has been spiritually renewed and physically re-energized.
He called on the Muslims to share the joy of the celebration with fellow citizens and for the privileged to share their wealth with the less privileged in society.
"This is one Sallah celebration that calls for deep reflections. We live in uncertain times. We are confronted by unimaginable health and economic challenges. COVID-19 is ravaging the world, Nigeria inclusive. Economies of different nations have gone into recession.
"In Nigeria, the federal government has been working assiduously to checkmate the rampaging COVID-19 and stabilize the economy. The government is showing strength in a time of adversity. Overcoming the challenge of COVID-19 must be a collective effort. Let's support governments at all levels in the fight against the unseen but deadly enemy," he said.
He lamented that in most Nigerian communities, what is witnessed daily is bloodletting, destruction of animals and farmlands, weeping and displacement of people from their homes.
"This situation is a disincentive to progress and development. I urge us to use the celebration of Eid-el-Fitr to heal our communities by drawing on our cherished values of tolerance, respect and selflessness," he said.
The senator commended the people of Kaduna state particularly the Kaduna Central senatorial district for their resilience, understanding, patience, and support for the state government under Governor Nasir El-Rufai which he said, has shown exemplary and uncommon leadership in curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
He said: "I urge our leaders at the grassroots level to initiate genuine dialogues in our troubled communities. The dialogues must be inclusive and aimed at rebuilding confidence and trust. It must be approached gradually. If properly handled and pursued with fairness, peace will return to our devastated communities. Peace is priceless.
"May the Almighty Allah accept all our supplications and heal our communities and the world. May we be at our compassionate best throughout as we observe this year’s Eid-El-Fitr at home. Let us give charity to the needy and be at peace with our neighbours."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari assured Nigerians that the lockdown measures would be reviewed from time to time so as not to make things harder for the people.
In his Sallah message to Muslims on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr, the president said these measures would not go on longer than necessary.
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