EID AL-KABIR: Umahi Preaches Sacrifices, Charity, Harmonious Co-existence

The Honourable Minister of Works, Engr. Nweze David Umahi has urged Nigerians  to reflect  on the religious significance of Eid al- Kabir  and  the reinforcing values of sacrifice, gratitude, charity and compassion, devotion and unity among one another, and quest for national  harmony which are the hallmarks  of the Festival  of Sacrifice celebrated by the Muslim faithfuls all over the world. He gave this advice when the Muslim community  in Ebonyi State and other  stakeholders  came to solidarize with him in his residence  in Abakaliki on this important  holiday  in the Islamic calendar.
The Honourable Minister commended  the sense of unity and love among the Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba communities who are Muslim faithfuls  in Ebonyi State and charged them to continue  to support and pray for the Renewed Hope administration  of His Excellency President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, who is working magnificently to return  the country  to the part of honour  and glory. He further  urged them to continue  to support  the administration of the Governor  of their host State, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Bldr. Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, FNIOB GGCEHF, who has remained  inclusive and steadfast in the discharge of his People's Charter  of Needs. "President Tinubu is trying very much to help this country. We know that things are hard. And if he doesn't do what he's doing, in the future, we may not have a country called Nigeria. So, the much his disciples can help, they try to help. That's why I rushed home, so that I will join my government, to assist you people, to buy food, to celebrate. And so, I want you to pray for Mr. President and pray for our Governor. In Ebonyi State, there's no discrimination, whether Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba or other tribes. We are one people."
Similarly, the Honourable Minister celebrated with former  State Executive Council members and other stakeholders  who visited  to bid him welcome to the State on the sallah holiday. He charged  them to continue  to be very loyal, responsive, and  supportive to the administration  of  Mr. President and that of the Governor of Ebonyi State, noting  that the APC administration  at the Federal  and State levels is working  concertedly and inclusively to meet the yearnings  of Nigerians. "Let's try to know that we are a community of one people. Let's try to know that North, South,  Central is just for the convenience of our political administration. Let's  be united, for if you are segregated, you are not helping the government." He commended the State Government  and the stakeholders  for the peace in the State. "I want to commend you people and commend the government again for the peace that is in the State. And I want you to continue to support  and pray for him."
In his response,  the spokesman to the Muslim faithfuls, Alhaji Idris Datti Suleiman thanked  the Honourable Minister of Works for his usual sense of benevolence  to the  Muslim  community. He particularly  thanked  him for the huge sallah gifts and donations he made to them, ìncluding the women,  youths, and others whom they represented in the visit. He assured  the Honourable  Minister  of the unwavering  support  and solidarity  of the Muslim community in Ebonyi State to the administration  of Mr. President  and that of their host Govermor. "Permit me to say the truth. I was born and brought up in Ebonyi. I grew up here. We have so many Honourable Ministers since the creation of Ebonyi State to date. No one has shown such a kind gesture as you, the Honourable Minister  of Works. Not any Minister has ever invited the Muslim faithfuls in his house to celebrate a Muslim festival.  In fact, your own is quite unique because you invited us at a time that every Nigerian needed help. Thank you sir"

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