The Executive Governor of Taraba State, His Excellency Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku has felicitated with the Muslim Ummah in Taraba State as they join millions of adherents of the Islamic religion all over the world today to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.

This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Bala Dan Abu.

The Governor congratulated them for surviving the challenges of the present times, particularly, the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, to witness and to celebrate another Sallah festival.

He advised them not to forget to use the opportunity of the festival to honour Allah (SWT) and pray for His continuous protection.

Gov. Ishaku said COVID-19 had been a monumental threat to all aspects of human life and religion is no exception.

He praised them for the maturity and understanding they displayed during the restrictions on movements and religious gatherings necessitated by the need to contain the spread of the pandemic.

Those proactive measures taken by the government and enforced very strictly in all parts of the state helped in no small way in making Taraba one of the best managers of the pandemic. It is part of the reason the state recorded one of the lowest cases of infection and zero casualty.

Gov. Ishaku urged Muslims to continue in their prayers against the pandemic because global statistics of the devastation being caused by COVID-19 still clearly indicate that the worst is not yet over.

Gov. Ishaku also assured Tarabans that his administration is not relenting in its quest for peace in all parts of the state as a greater part of the state is now relatively at peace, he said, while assuring that measures now being put in place will drastically contain kidnapping and other incidents of criminality in the state.

He called for support for the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by his administration to resolve the crisis between the Tiv and their neighbouring communities in the state so that it can succeed in achieving permanent peace in those areas of the state.

Gov. Ishaku said the state has already seen a lot in the areas of socio-economic transformation in the past five years of his administration and  assured Tarabans of  his determination to complete all on-going projects and put the state permanently  on the path of sustainable development.

He also reminded Muslims not to forget to observe all COVID-19 protocols even as they celebrate Sallah.

He wished them happy Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.