From Julius B Kezi
Members of the Nigerian Public have been called upon to work towards the peace, unity and progress of the Nigerian nation and success of the 2019 general elections.
Sheikh Adamu Tahir and Chief Imam of Jama’a made the call today while leading the Ed-el-Kabir Prayers at the Idi Prayer Ground along G.G.S.S Road Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
He urged the Muslim Ummah to ensure they preach and practice peace, justice, tolerance, forgiveness and compassion on the under privileged in the society.
The Ed-el-Kabir prayers was graced by the Governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, Prof. Kabir Mato and other state functionaries, who were received by His Highness the Emir of Jama’a, Alh.(Dr) Muhammad Isa Muhammadu, Sheikh Mohammed Kassim and Alh. Mami Kabir Kassim, the Assistant Chief Imam Jama’a.
Speaking at his palace after the traditional horse procession round the emirate to greet his people, the emir of Jama’a applauded Governor El-Rufai for being the first Governor to honor the people of the area by praying with them at the prayer ground, aside partaking in other celebrations, stressing that the singular act has not only brought honor but strengthen relationship within and outside the local Government, pointing that the area was filled with visitors.
The Emir pledged loyalty to all tiers of governance and thanked government for efforts made to restore peace in Southern Kaduna and the state.
He also thanked the state government for the construction of modern shopping mall in the emirate, however, the traditional ruler appealed for the rehabilitation of roads in and around the emirate.
The traditional ruler appreciated the cooperation received from the Jema’a Local Government council, led by Hon. Peter Danjuma Averik, and prayed for the success of government at all levels.
The Emir of Jama’a in demonstration of his council’s appreciation, turbaned Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, as the Garkuwan Talakawan Jama’a.
Responding with gratitude, the Governor, who later rode on a horse, thanked traditional rulers, community, religions, security, civil society groups and other stake holders who worked tirelessly to restore peace, said in his quest to make the state great again, will not relent in boosting agriculture, rehabilitation of roads, education and health sectors, so as to elevate the living standard of people.
He said now that peace has been restored, he will make sure that all roads, rehabilitation of the emirate and other developmental projects would be tackled.
The occasion was crowned with cultural dances from various communities within and outside the Jama’a emirate.