Northern Regional Minister, Hon. Shani Alhassan Shaibu at the 2023 Eid Ul Fitir prayers to mark the end of Ramadan, urged Muslims to practice the values of Islam and show compassion to one another irrespective of individual differences.
He reiterated the significance Eid-ul Fitr as Muslims across the world undergo 30 days of great sacrifices and commitment to prayer more than any other period, adding that, it is a time to extend a helping hand to the people around us so that we can put a smile on their faces, and continue to strive towards building a society that is inclusive, tolerant, and appreciative of diversity at all times.
“In Islam, peace and harmony continue to be the bedrock of growth and sustainability of every society. Our Imams and Ulemas and of course our traditional rulers have done quite a lot to promote peace and harmony in society”, he said.
Hon. Shaibu also noted with great concern, the tendency for one to get carried away in such joyous moments and therefore, drew attention to the surge in road crashes. As a result, he admonished all to celebrate in moderation and endeavour to obey all traffic regulations, and be responsible on the roads to curb this menace and bring it under control.
He harnessed the opportunity to thank the Northern Regional Chief Imam for his exemplary leadership and commended the Muslim community for their contributions to the development and progress of the Northern region—he lauded such dedication as invaluable and greatly appreciated.