The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has asked Nigerian Muslims to use the solemn period of Sallah to pray for the almighty God to send a rescuer to save Nigeria from her current precarious situation.
A statement issued by Alhaji Abdullahi Bego, Director General, Press Affairs to Yobe governor, announced this on Monday.
“You know sometimes when the President goes to London like that, we may then be told that his doctors have advised that he should spend another week or more. But we thank God this time oh.”
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday arrived Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport ahead of Sallah celebration at his country home, Daura.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that large turnout of passengers was also witnessed on Sunday when the exercise began for this year’s Eld-el-Kabir celebrations.
Some cattle dealers in Kano who had stocked domestic animals such as goats, rams and cows for sale ahead of Sallah, are complaining of low patronage.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that the exercise was an annual event embarked upon by the state government through the state Zakkat and Endowment Commission inaugurated at the Sultan Palace in Sokoto.
Ahead of the Eid celebrations and before the release of Federal Allocations for August, the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has directed the State Ministry of Finance to commence the payment of August salary to workers in the state immediately.
A member of the union, who pleaded anonymity, told the News Agency of Nigeria that they were usually paid N25,000 as bonus every Sallah, Easter or Christmas celebrations but they have not received anything since the last Sallah (Eid-el-Fitr).
The announcement by the Sultan came with a warning by the Muslim Rights Concern that the faithful should stop borrowing to slaughter ram to mark the Sallah celebration
Sani stated this when he met with his supporters during the Sallah break
Godwin Ngueku, the Katsina Sector Commander of the corps, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Katsina.
Alhaji Haroun Ajah, the Vice President General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs who made the presentation, noted that the donation was to assist the Muslims with nutritional needs during the festive period.
The Spokesman of the Police in the state, Abdu Jinjiri, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Saturday.
A Correspondent of the News of Nigeria reports that some tailors who could not fulfill their promise, had abandoned their shops three days to Sallah, subjecting their customers to endless and fruitless shuttles.
In his Sallah message to mark the end of the Ramadan fasting period, President Buhari also has stressed the importance of putting the virtues of Islam into practice beyond the fasting season.
In a message to the Muslim community in Nigeria, the speaker appealed to the faithful to sustain the lessons of Ramadan and replicate same in their daily lives for a better society.
In his Sallah message to mark the end of the 30-day Ramadan fasting period, the former Vice President, while congratulating the Muslim faithful on the successful completion of the divine ordered abstention from foods and drinks, explained that the event should reinforce the fear of Allah in the hearts of the believers.
The state’s Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Mustafa Barkindo made this known to newsmen Tuesday in Yola.
Last September, the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, fondly called Mama Taraba, had led a team of loyalists on a Sallah visit to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.