Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State
Governor Ahmadu Fintiri congratulated the Muslim Ummah on the observance of another Eid al-Kabir.
Muslims should remember that the season is a time to give thanks to Almighty Allah "for sparing our lives as individuals and families to celebrate”, according to a statement signed by Humwashi Wonosikou, the governor's press secretary.
“Eid-El-Kabir teaches and reminds us of the meaning of sacrifice, love and forbearance with one another. The significance of the celebration is rooted in peaceful co-existence, mutual respect and tolerance.”
This ceremony, according to Governor Fintiri, is to honor Prophet (Abraham) Ibrahim's challenges and triumphs.
“As we mark the festivities, I sincerely believe that our state will make a rapid progress on all fronts if we re-enact the exemplary virtues, typified by Prophet (Abraham) Ibrahim, through his sacrifice, patience, steadfastness, generosity and obedience to Allah’s command and constituted authority.”
Governor Fintiri urged Muslims to remember and share their God-given wealth with the less fortunate, as established in the Islamic faith's precepts, and to live in peace with one another.
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While wishing Muslims a pleasant holiday, Rt. Hon. Fintiri invites them to pray and follow the COVID-19 rules for the betterment of our societies.
“We should imbibe the noble virtues of our great prophets in order to establish closer connectivity between religious teachings and practice.”