…says COVID-19 necessitates modifications
By Ibrahim HassanWuyo
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has referred to as on Nigerians to be steadfast and imbibe the tradition of compassion as they rejoice the eid el fitr amidst the pandemic.
The governor in a state broadcast on Sallah, stated the Ramadan fasting had been a soul looking out train and a rejuvenation of bodily and non secular dimensions which is able to strengthen them to face, with all sense of accountability, their non secular and worldly affairs.
“It is my prayer that we will attain the very best reward of Jannatul Firdaus.
May I remind you to stay steadfast in imbibing the tradition of compassion, honesty and peaceable coexistence, as salient classes of the Ramadan,” he stated.
Tambuwal stated this 12 months’s Ramadan and Sallah festivities got here at a attempting second occasioned by the debilitating impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the world.
“This has necessitated unprecedented changes in our lives, thereby immensely affecting the socio economic wellbeing of humanity.”
“Alhamdulillah ala’kulli hal, though we have had our fair share of those infected by the pandemic, we remain ever grateful to the Almighty for his mercies so far.”
“I must express my appreciation to the good people of Sokoto State for their cooperation in this trying moment. Let us not relent in adhering strictly to all guidelines and measures with regards to the pandemic.”
“Please endeavour to protect the good name that is known of us by being obedient to authority especially the good counsel of His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto and our ulamas, who in their wisdom resolved that, we observe Eid’el fitr two raka’at prayer in jumu’at mosques instead of the usual prayer grounds. Women and children are to remain at home and traditional Sallah visitations should be strictly in conformity with the guidelines and measures that are aimed at avoiding exposure to the dreaded disease. Be rest assured all that is being done, is purely in our best interest.”
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The governor appreciated the dedication and sacrifice of their well being employees who had been the primary line of defence in opposition to the Coronavirus.
“Your role has not only saved many lives but also gone a long way in limiting the spread of the pandemic.”
“Let me seize this opportunity to once again express our profound gratitude to individuals and organisations that have assisted us in cash and kind in the fight against the pandemic. These include CA-Covid group, BUA, Access Bank, UBA, Fidelity Bank, Eco Bank, Nigeria Flour Mills, NNPC, some members of the National Assembly, Goodluck Ebele Johnathan Foundation and other good spirited individuals. ”
” In the sunshine of those, I wish to acknowledge the efforts and patriotism of our safety Agencies in the direction of guaranteeing adherence of the populace to guidelines and laws particularly the inter State Lockdown. We won’t relaxation on our oars in providing you with no matter help to realize your noble goals.
“While commending the Federal government for its proactive response to the health challenges of the citizenry, I deem it necessary to call for drastic and specific measures against armed banditry in some local government areas of the State, where numerous lives have been lost, enormous property destroyed and thousands of our citizens physically and socio economically displaced.”
” I need to urge us to make use of this auspicious interval to extend our supplications and prayers for Allah (SWT) to deliver an finish to all of the difficulties and challenges in our State, nation and world at giant,” he stated.