Eid el-Fitr: We must prioritise citizens’ welfare, sustain democracy – Uba Sani

The Kaduna state governor-elect, Senator Uba Sani, has noted that with the spiritual and physical renewal after one month of Ramadan fast, “Nigerians are now adequately equipped to face new challenges and avail ourselves of fresh opportunities for personal and collective advancement.”

He stated this in his goodwill message to the Muslim faithful as they celebrate this year’s Eid el-Fitr.

He praised the Almighty Allah for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast and the celebration of Eid el-Fitr, and sought Allah’s guidance and courage to enable Nigerians to overcome the nation’s challenges.

The message read in part, “As we look to the future with hope, we pray for Allah’s guidance. May He give us the courage to face whatever may come our way. May He bring our people together to work for the common good. May forgiveness, love, patience, goodness, kindness, compassion and mercy be our watchwords.”

He said leaders must prioritise the welfare and security of the citizens and put in place and effectively implement policies and programmes that would raise the quality of life of the people and make them secure in their communities.

“If we fail to rise up to our responsibilities, democracy will cease to make sense to our people. It is by making our people happy and secure that we can sustain and deepen this democracy.”

On his inauguration as governor of Kaduna state on May 29, 2023, he said they were assembling a formidable team of technocrats and politicians that would hit the ground running.

“We are keen to build on the good foundation laid by my leader and mentor, Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufa’i. We shall further raise the bar of governance and make Kaduna state the model of development and peaceful coexistence in Nigeria,” he said.