From Francis Nansak, Lafia
Nasarawa state Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has urged Muslim leaders and their faithful encourage peace and seek reconciliation with their neighbours as well as extend same to other none Muslim, saying they should use the period of Ramadan to offer supplication to Allah for the progress, peace and unity of the state and Nigeria at large.
Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura made the statement in a press release signed by Musa Elayo, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, on Thursday in Lafia, to mark the beginning of the fasting period where all Muslims are encouraged to partake in.
According to Al-Makura, the Holy month of Ramadan brings goodwill to
mankind by refreshing stronger ties with Allah.
He appealed to the religion leaders to preach love, unity and message of reconciliation and avoid attacks on others and not to engage in controversial issues that are capable of causing disunity in the society.
The Governor however said Tafsir during this period should be focused on proffering solutions to endemic societal problems and prayers for the nation leaders, preach love to one another including those of other faith as an expression of the life and virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammadu (S.A.W) as a messenger of Allah.
Al-Makura called on the Muslim faithful to be steadfast with all sense of decorum and modesty by avoiding extravagance and ostentation living during this Holy month of Ramadan, adding that they should to continue to support the effort of the administration to improve the living condition of the all and sundry.