Eid-El-Fitr: Taraba Governor Preaches Equality, Asks Residents To Shun Discrimination

                                   Governor Darius Ishaku

Governor Darius Ishaku has asked the people of Taraba State, especially the Muslims to be fair with their neighbours.

He made the plea on Tuesday in a statement by his media aide, Bala Abu, on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.

“I felicitate with the Muslim Ummah in the state and indeed the nation on the successful conclusion of one of the important pillars of Islam; that is the obligatory fasting by all practicing Muslims in the holy month of Ramadan, as enjoined in Quran (2:185),” the governor was quoted as saying.

He added, “May I, however, enjoin Muslims to continue to imbibe at all times the virtues embedded in the act of self-denial and discipline associated with Ramadan, even after the end of the one-month of abstention from food and other worldly desires.

“Ramadan, therefore, symbolises equality of all humanity; whether rich or poor, Muslims and non-Muslims alike.”

Governor Ishaku noted that he was aware that throughout the period of fasting, the Muslims have been engaged in fervent prayers for the state and nation, self-examination, religious revival and giving of alms to the poor in the society.

He urged them to continue in the spirit for the renewal of the society and also encouraged them to emulate the life of the Holy Prophet Mohammed.

According to the governor, the prophet never discriminated against others but showed tolerance and love for all.

Ishaku said, “I urge you all not to only continue in prayers for peace, understanding, and brotherliness in the state, but also show it in your attitude to friends and neighbors at all times.

“Once again, may I use the occasion of Sallah celebration to urge the citizens of the state to show greater tolerance for one another, as government on its part is working round the clock to ensure that permanent peace is restored all over the state.”

The governor said his administration was determined more than ever to carry the people along, irrespective of partisan political leanings, in its agenda to fast track development to all nooks and crannies of the state.

He congratulated the Muslims for being able to perform what he described as the central function of their faith.