Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has enjoined Nigerians to be compassionate in all their dealings with one another as they celebrate the eid-el fitr amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The governor in a state broadcast on the Eid-al-fitr, noted that the Ramadan fasting had been a soul-searching exercise and a rejuvenation of physical and spiritual dimensions that would strengthen them to face with all sense of responsibility, their spiritual and worldly affairs.
He prayed that all shall attain the highest reward of Jannatul Firdaus.
Governor Tambuwal reminded Muslim faithful to remain steadfast in imbibing the culture of compassion, honesty and peaceful coexistence, noting that they are the salient lessons of the Ramadan.
The governor explained that this year’s Ramadan and Salah festivities came at a trying moment occasioned by the debilitating effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the world.
“This has necessitated unprecedented changes in our lives, thereby immensely affecting the socio-economic well-being of humanity,” Gov. Tambuwal stated.
He observed that though Nigerians have had their fair share of those infected by the pandemic, “we remain ever grateful to the Almighty for his mercies so far.”
He commended the good people of Sokoto State for their cooperation in this trying moment and enjoined them not to relent in adhering strictly to all guidelines and measures with regard to the pandemic.
The governor also enjoined them to endeavour to protect the good name that is known of them by being obedient to authority especially the good counsel of His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto and the ulamas, who in their wisdom resolved that, they observe Eid-al fitr two raka’at prayer in jumu’at mosques instead of the usual prayer grounds.
He noted that women and children are to remain at home and traditional Salah visitations should be strictly in conformity with the guidelines and measures that are aimed at avoiding exposure to the dreaded disease, assuring that all that is being done is purely in the best interest of the people.
The governor appreciated the dedication and sacrifice of health workers who were the first line of defence against the coronavirus.