From Jibrin Miachi, Kaduna
Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna state has commended the patience and understanding showed by Muslim faithful in observing Ramadan fasting this year under conditions of quarantine occasioned by Corrona Virus pandemic
The commendation with appreciation was contained in his Eid-el-Fitr message signed by the Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye.
While praying for God to accept their fasting and prayers within the period of spiritual exercise, prayed Almighty Allah will amply reward and bless the efforts of the citizens of Kaduna state to make it possible for to perform this Islamic obligation peaceful.
El Rufai who ‘’praised the spirit of sacrifice and resilience displayed by the community during the fasting period, “called for continued adherence to public health guidelines to protect citizens from Covid-19.’’
According to Adekeye, the governor noted that the challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic has created, which limited the traditions associated with fasting and the celebration of Eid-el-Fitr this year.
The Special Adviser said El Rufai thanked the Muslim ’community for abiding with the public health guidelines, such as “avoiding congregational worship and communal gatherings to break the fast.
‘’These public health guidelines also make it impossible to permit the celebration of Eid with congregational prayers”, the governor regrettably noted and thanked the Muslim community for its understanding.
He commended ‘the Imams and the members of the Muslim community “for abiding by the guidelines’ which he welcomed this as “another example of the spirit of sacrifice and discipline required to protect the community in a dangerous moment.’’
He urged the Muslim community to “keep hope alive, to continue to practice compliance with health guidelines and not to relent in prayers for an end to the disruptions caused by Covid-19.’’
The statement appealed to all communities in Kaduna State to uphold peace and harmony, urging ‘’all residents to observe social distance, practice regular hand washing with soap and water and avoid large gatherings to protect everyone from Covid-19.’’
The governor also appealed for continued compliance with the terms of the Quarantine Orders that are in force in the state.