Nasarawa: Sule tasks Muslims on sacrifice

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has called on Muslim faithful to be submissive to God as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim (Peace Be Upon Him) who accepted to sacrifice his only son. 

A statement signed by the governor and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Lafia.

He said that God in the Holy Qur’an and as by the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), Muslim faithful are required to always obey God totally.

Governor Sule recalled that the Sultanate Council Advisory Committee on religious affairs had announced Tuesday June 27 as Arafat day, therefore Eid-el-Kabir is Wednesday June 28.

He explained that the feast of Eid-el-Kabir is a test of faith in commemoration of the sublime submission by Prophet Ibrahim to the call for sacrifice.

Sule explained that Muslim communities are expected to live a life of selflessness, brotherhood, sacrifice and adherence to Allah’s command.

Sule equally called on Nigerians to pray for the continued good health of President Bola Tinubu in his commitment to turn around the fortunes of the country. 

The governor also called on Nigerians especially those performing the 2023 Hajj in Saudi Arabia to pray for the country as this trying moments and he wished them a successful and fruitful pilgrimage.  

“Nigerians irrespective of faith, ethnic and political affiliations should imbibe the good virtues of humility and service to humanity in the overall interest of the country.

The governor also appealed to road users to obey traffic rules in order to stay alive during and after the festive period.

Sule on behalf of the government and people of state congratulate the Muslim community in Nasarawa state for joining their counterparts all over the world in celebrating this festival of sacrifice.