Speaker, Taraba state House of Assembly.
Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abel Peter Diah felicitates with the entire Muslim Ummah in the state on this memorable occasion and reminded everyone on the call by God to be one another’s keeper for the purpose of peaceful coexistence.
The Rt. Hon. Speaker in a press statement made available to AFRONET MEDIA said he is pouring his heart of greetings of love to all Muslim Ummah for this year’s Eid-El-Kabir being celebrated around the world, saying that it is a time of worship to God through the act of sacrifice.
According to him, the celebration is a symbolic and historic religious injunction that showcased the act of obedience of Prophet Abraham who was asked to sacrifice his only son, reminding the Muslim in Taraba to remain obedient to God’s bidding as they mark the Eid-El-Kabir.
The Honourable Speaker also enjoined the Muslim Faithfuls in the state to specially pray for the total development of Taraba and God through His gracious mercies will make the economy of the state to blossom.
“Remember that your worship is incomplete if you fail to understand that the Eid-El-Kabir is a time for forgiveness, generosity, sober reflection and sacrifice that will be dedicated to prayers for love and peace to thrive throughout our dear state and nation.” He said.
Honourable David Abel Fuah, member representing Gashaka, Kurmi and Sardauna Federal Constituency
The Honourable member representing Gashaka, Kurmi and Sardauna Federal constituency in his sallah message, calls on the Muslim Ummah to reflect on the good virtues of personal sacrifice as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim, in Eld-El-Kabir Sallah celebration.
The Honourable member reminded everyone on the need to remain each other’s keeper as the anchor for peaceful co-existence and for a better tomorrow.
Hon. David Fuoh said Eid-El-Kabir is a time for forgiveness, sober reflection and sacrifice which should also be dedicated to prayers for love and peace to thrive throughout the nation.
“EID-EL-KABIR is a time to usher in spirituality, peace, dedication, honesty, as we match towards a common destiny” Hon. David said.
He prayed for God to spare the lives of citizens to witness more returns of the blessed day.
He finally wished all pilgrims in the Holy Land a successful exercise and thereafter journey mercies on return.
Arch. Darius Dickson Ishaku, FNIA, FNITP
The Executive Governor, Arch. Darius Dickson Ishaku has used the occassion of Eid-el-Kabir celebration by our Muslim Ummah in the state to appeal to all the warring factions in southern part of Taraba to sheath their sword and allow peace to reign.
This was contained in the goodwill message by the governor to mark the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The governor urged them to support the numerous peace building measures jointly put in place by his administration and that of his Benue state counterpart.
He said that Eid-el-Kabir comes always with the great lesson of humility and tolerance as exemplified by the Great Prophet of Islam and also reminds us of the need for sacrifice on our part to ensure peace and prosperity in our country and state.
The governor appealed for us to, therefore, resolve on this auspicious occasion to support the efforts of government to ensure lasting peace throughout the state stressing that no sacrifice is too much for this to be achieved.
“My good people of Taraba State, let me also seize the opportunity of this Sallah celebration to restate my commitment to work with the adherents of all religions in the state to achieve peace.”
“As I have always said, there can be no development without peace. We will continue to provide an enabling atmosphere for the adherents of all religions to practice the faith of their choice freely as enshrined and guaranteed by our constitution.”
“In doing so, my administration has consistently synergized and engaged with the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and the Muslim Council. I’m glad that this synergy has immensely assisted our people to find religious fulfillment.”
“We have, since assumption of office, pursued the policy whereby thousands of Christians and Muslims are sponsored by the administration to go on pilgrimages to Israel and Saudi Arabia.”
“Even as I address you now, hundreds of Taraba State Muslims are in the Holy land of Saudi Arabia performing their religious obligations on the sponsorship of my administration. This policy will remain an integral part of my administration.”
“I urge our pilgrims currently in Mecca and Medina to pray fervently for peace and development in Nigeria and in Taraba State. I also urge the entire Muslim Ummah back home in the State to use the opportunity of this Eid-el-Kabir to do same.”
Governor Ishaku prayed that the Almighty Allah accepts all Ibada of our Pilgrims and bring them back safely home to reunite with their loved ones and wished our Muslim Ummah Eid-el-Kabir celebration and Allah’s blessings always.