Kaduna State Governor , Senator Uba Sani has restated the administration’s committment to rebuilding trust in all communities , while calling on Muslims to pray for peace and progress in the country and kaduna state.
The governor who made the call in a statement he issued, also stated his commitment to rebuilding trust Kaduna communities.
While stating that this year’s Eid-El-Maulud celebration is an opportunity for citizens to imbibe the virtues of the Holy Prophet Mohammed in order to heal communities and rebuild the badly damaged local economies, the governor urged the good people of the state to resolve and put unpleasant past behind them.
Sani also pledged that the state government under his leadership would continue to encourage interfaith dialogue and give the state’s peace commission the required support to resolve age-long conflicts.
He further added that the state has been strengthening engagements with security agencies and boosting the capacity of the Kaduna Vigilance Service (KADVS) in order to re-energize the fight against banditry, kidnapping and other forms of criminality in the state.
According to the governor, “I wish the Muslim Faithful in Nigeria and Kaduna State in particular Happy Eid-El-Maulud. We thank the Almighty Allah for His blessings, protection and guidance. We glorify Him for been our shield in these difficult and challenging times.
“This is our first Eid-El-Maulud celebration since assuming office on May 29, 2023. We have settled down to the business of governance. We have committed ourselves fully to rebuilding trust in our ravaged and divided communities. Our people deserve peace and a harmonious environment so that they can rebuild their lives and contribute to the economic development of our dear state.
“This year’s Eid-El-Maulud celebration is an opportunity for our citizens to imbibe the virtues of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) in order to heal our communities and rebuild our badly damaged local economies. Our Holy Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) stood for love, tolerance, patience, justice, fairness, perseverance and forgiveness. He suffered persecution because of his beliefs. He never wavered in his commitment to the welfare and security of his people despite his trials and tribulations.
“We must, as a people, resolve to put our unpleasant past behind us. Let us reach out to one another and make peace. Through dialogue, we can resolve our differences and rebuild peace and trust in our communities. Hate, distrust and suspicion are antithetical to progress and development. We should henceforth deny conflict entrepreneurs the space to operate.
“Our administration will continue to encourage inter-faith dialogue. We shall give the Kaduna State Peace Commission all the support it needs to help resolve age-long conflicts and forge understanding among our people. We have been strengthening our engagements with security agencies and boosting the capacity of the Kaduna Vigilance Service (KADVS) in order to re-energize the fight against banditry, kidnapping and other forms of criminality in Kaduna State.
“I urge all Muslims to pray fervently to Almighty Allah for peace and progress in Nigeria and Kaduna State in particular. I wish us all a peaceful and accident free celebration.”