…The Gov charged parents to monitor their children
By Yelmi Luka, Bauchi
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has charged Nigerians, especially the Muslim ummah to be responsible in their utterances even as they bid farewell to this year’s Ramadan fasting.
The Governor while appealing to parents to put eyes on their children during the Eid-El Fitr festivities to avoid incidents missing children, urged motorists to observed traffic rules to avoid incidents.
Bala who made this known in a Goodwill message to the Muslim faithful on the occasion of Eid-El Fitr celebration enjoined them to reflect on their past deeds and see how they fared with a view to making improvement where necessary.
“It is therefore my sincere hope that we will use the lessons of the Ramadan fast and continue to be responsible in both our utterances and conduct even after the Ramadan period”, the Governor said.
“We should emulate Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by making sacrifices for the benefit of the less privileged ones in our society. We should also pray to Almighty Allah for peace, unity and prosperity of our dear State and the country as a whole”, Bala added.
The Governor who noted that Bauchi is an ethnically and religiously heterogeneous, said that the state has remained relatively peaceful, appealing that the occasion of Eid-El Fitir be use to consolidate the harmonious coexistence.
According to him, the occasion should also be used to strengthen the existing relationships and also establish new ones.
“You should also imbibe the Spirit of forgiveness, love and respect for one another. I also appeal for tolerance and accommodation by the various ethnic, religious and political groups in the State”, Bala added.
He pledged his administration’s determination to discharge its primary responsibility of protecting the lives and property of the entire people of the State, adding that government is much aware of the economic difficulties being experienced by the people of the State, which is a national problem.
“While Government is doing everything possible to see to the improvement of the situation, we should see it as a temporary setback, and as a people known for resilience, I am confident that we would overcome the difficulty in no distant future”, the Governor prayed.
Bala who reminded the citizens on the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic, appealed for all to continue to observe the protocols of social distancing, wearing of face masks and washing of hands as well as take the vaccine.