… calls for supplication to Allah for continuous development of the nation
By Joyce Remi- Babayeju
The FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello has felicitated with Muslim Ummah in the resident as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.
In a message to celebrate the day the Bello who extended his warmest greetings to all residents and the Ummah.
He noted that the Sallah celebration is a unique opportunity to offer supplications to Almighty Allah for the continuous growth and development of our country. .
Let us therefore pray for peace and the collective ability to surmount our current challenges, he advised .
He said, ” I encourage us to use this occasion to meditate on, and give expression to the lifestyle of Prophet Ibrahim especially on the virtues of sacrifice and selflessness which Eid-el-Kabir symbolizes.”
“As residents of our nation’s capital, we should consider it our obligation to live up to the dreams and ideals of our founding fathers who also made enormous sacrifices in the quest of making Abuja the Center of Nigeria’s unity and a melting pot of our various cultures, traditions and ideas.”
“It is imperative therefore that we imbibe these ideals of sacrifice and nation building as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim and our founding fathers to build an FCT and Nigeria of our collevtive desires.”
“This is quite possible especially with dedication, commitment and singularity of purpose from all of us.”
Speaking on the resurgence of COVID-19 in the territory the minister reminded residents that there could be a third wave of the pandemic, adding that the FCTA has put in place measures to curtail its spread.
He urged residents to safeguard themselves by adhering to the prescribed non-pharmaceutical preventive measures of facial covering, hand washing and physical distancing.
The minister enjoined residents to enjoy the celebrations from the safety of their homes as attendance of large gatherings increases the risk of contacting the virus.
In the same vein I appeal to you all to be security concious in the course of the festivities and report any suspicious activities to the relevant security agencies
Residents should however be rest assured that the FCT Administration is doing its best to ensure the security of lives and property both during and after the festivities, he emphazied.