Wamakko Urges Muslims To Pray For Nigeria
Mon, 20/08/2012 ? 2:23am | MAHMOUD MOHAMMED News Metro
As Muslims? celebrate Eid-el-Fitir yesterday to mark the end of the Ramadan fasting, the Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko has urged Muslims to use the period of the? celebration to pray fervently for? lasting peace? in the country.
In his? broadcast to the people of the state, Wamakko noted that the recent insecurity? in? the country needs sustainable prayers to overcome it.
He reminded Muslims to maintain the cordial relationship that exists between the natives and non natives in the state.
He also commended the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa?ad Abubakar 111,? for working for the unity of the country.
In his Sallah message, the Chief Imam of the Sultan Bello Juma?at Mosque,Sokoto,? Malam Muhammadu Bello? challenged? Muslims to use this opportunity and practise what they learnt during the Ramadan.
Muhammad, who made the challenge yesterday after? the Eid-el prayer session held at the Central Eid-el Praying Ground Sokoto, said this would make them reap the benefits that are contained in the month of Ramadan. He called on Muslims to live peaceful with one another for the growth of the religion.
Meanwhile, the two raka?at prayers was attended by Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa?ad Abubakar 111, Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Sa?ad Abubakar III, former President Alhaji Aliyu Shehu Shagari, former Sokoto State Governor, Malam Yahaya Abdulkarim and Minister of Youth, Barr. Inuwa Abdulkadir.
Others are Deputy Governor, Barr. Muktari Shagari, former Minister of Tourism, Gada, Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Sahabi Isa Gada, Commissioners, Special Advisers, as well as notable politicians.
LEADERSHIP Correspondent? observed that? as early as 8 o?clock in the morning residents of the seat of the Caliphate were seen trooping to various Eid-el Praying Grounds, particularly, the Central Sultan Bello Eid-el Praying Ground to observe the two raka?at prayer.
The faithful who trooped out in their numbers comprises the youths and the old, most of them wearing their new clothes.