Kano: Ganduje charges residents to be security conscious
Sanusi Advises Against Rumour-Mongering
In his Eid-el-Kabir message to the state, the Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has charged the people of the state to be security conscious during the Sallah celebration.
On his part, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II yesterday prayed for the sustenance of peace and unity of the country and urged the people to desist from spreading rumours in society.
According to a press statement by the Commissioner for Information, Youth Development and Culture, Muhammad Garba, Ganduje, after leading thousands of Muslim faithful in the Eid prayers at Kofar Mata Eid Ground, said: “Even though President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has recorded impressive success in the fight against insurgency and other security challenges, there is need for the people to remain extra vigilant and conscious of suspicious movements during and after the festivities.
“I am urging Muslims to emulate the dedication and total submission of Prophet Ibrahim and his son Ismai’l, who were ready to undertake Allah’s Command for the sacrifice of the latter before a ram was brought as a replacement by Angel Jibril on Allah’s command.”
He also called on them to maintain cleanliness, as they slaughter and prepare their sacrificial animals, emphasising that people should be cautious of what they would eat to avoid contracting avoidable diseases.
“It is the commitment of this administration to ensure good health for the people and clean environment as demonstrated in the recent employment of over 2, 000 health workers and 1, 000 sanitary inspectors by the state government.”
Sanusi, on his part, stressed the need for people of the state to shun acts capable of causing misunderstanding and ill feelings, especially among the leaders of the state.
While urging people to continue praying for peace and progress of the state and the country in general, charged unemployed youths to engage in any useful venture to enable them be self-reliant and contribute to the development of the country.
“Let me use this occasion to call on traders, as we expect bumper harvest, to reduce the prices to alleviate the sufferings of the people,” he said.
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