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Ugwuanyi celebrates with Muslim community on Eid-el-Kabir

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Representative of Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Mrs. Mabel Agbo (right); the Sarkin Hausawa, Enugu State, Abubakar Yusuf Sambo<br />(second right) and others, during presentation of Sallah gifts by the governor to the Muslim community in the state for the Eid-el-Kabir<br />celebration… yesterday.

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, yesterday, presented food items and an undisclosed amount of cash to the Muslim community in the state as part of his administration’s contribution towards the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

Presenting the items, comprising bags of rice, cartons of water, fruit drinks, beverages and two big cows, on behalf of the governor at Enugu Central Mosque, the Commissioner for Special Duties, Mrs. Mabel Agbo, extended the governor’s greetings to the community.

“We were sent by the Governor of Enugu State, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ifeanyichukwu Ugwuanyi, to come and celebrate with our Muslim brothers and sisters here in Enugu. We are here to say Barka de Sallah to our brothers and sisters. We are one. The governor has been consistent in celebrating with you here. Tomorrow (Tuesday) is the D-Day. All of us are going to be here to wine and eat with you,” Mrs. Agbo said.

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Receiving the items on behalf of the community, the Sarkin Hausawa, Enugu State, Alhaji Abukakar Yusuf Sambo, expressed delight at Ugwuanyi’s “usual gesture”, saying: “His Excellency, as always, has remembered us, this Sallah, being our Eid-el-Kabir celebration, which is coming up tomorrow.”

Sambo commended Ugwuanyi for extending a hand of fellowship to the community, pointing out that the governor has established a peaceful atmosphere for all residents of Enugu State, irrespective of religious belief, tribe and political affiliation.

He urged other states to emulate Ugwuanyi’s exemplary leadership style, saying: “We are all from Adam and Eve. We are one and in unity. Without division in politics and religion, we will build a greater Nigeria.”

He added: “I want to say that this is not the first time Governor Ugwuanyi is extending this kind of fellowship to the Muslim community in Enugu State. The governor in his usual way normally sends things such as food items to us.”

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