The Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abubakar Suleiman, has urged Muslims in the and the country at large to use the period of the celebration of the Eid-el-Kabir as an opportunity to show more love and compassion to people around them.
He stated this in a Sallah message made available to journalists in Bauchi by his spokesperson, Abdul Burra.
Suleiman, who is also the Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, congratulated Muslim Ummah on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration, saying that the period, which signifies sacrifice and devotion to the worship of the Almighty Allah as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim (AS), reminds entire Muslims of the need of total submission to the will of Allah and make more sacrifices for Him, Islam and humanity.
He enjoined Muslims to “be their brothers’ keepers by offering helping hands, showing compassion, brotherhood, love, and shunning backbiting, enmity and dangerous envy among others.”
He tasked Muslim faithful to “use the period to extend hands of kindness to others, pray fervently for Bauchi State and the country, for security, economic prosperity, development and hitch-free 2023 general election.”
The Speaker, who is the Bauchi State Deputy Amirul Hajj and Leader of State Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia, felicitates with the state pilgrims for getting the rare privilege of performing this year’s exercise and admonished them to pray for the state and the country while in the holy land.
He restated the commitment of the Bauchi State House of Assembly under his leadership to quality representation and legislations that would continue to provide dividends of democracy to the people of the state.
The Speaker expressed satisfaction with the way and manner the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammad, is “efficiently running the affairs of the state,” saying that “the state has never gotten it this great, in terms of purposeful leadership and developmental milestones.”