………Orders Civil Servants Back To Work Tomorrow
William Attah, Gombe
Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has admonished the people of the State on the need to continue to live in peace for the betterment of not only the country but the entire African continent.
Speaking during his Eid-el-Fitr Sallah message in Government House shortly after attending the two raka’at prayers held at the Gombe Eid praying ground Wednesday morning, Governor Yahaya said the role that Nigeria plays in Africa had made it imperative for “us to live peacefully, harmoniously and to cherish and live together to sustain peace and tranquillity”.
He added, “in every three West African, one is a Nigerian,” and warned that there will be very dire consequence for the entire African continent if there is a breakdown of law and order in Nigeria.
He then called on civil Servants in the State not to mistake tomorrow Friday as another public holiday but to ensure that they resume for work.
Earlier in his sermon after the raka’at prayers at the eid ground, the Deputy Imam, Ustaz Aliyu Hammari, who led the prayer, called on Muslim to exhibit patriotism to their father land by consistently praying for it’s peace, unity and development.
The Sallah celebration in Gombe witnessed a larger turnout of people in the State capital with more horse riders and traditional title holders in attendance as a result of the relative peace in the State, especially as the celebration was highly restricted last year due to the covid-19 outbreak.
Some of the residents who spoke to our correspondent expressed their happiness for the freedom of coming out for the Sallah celebration after a successful one month Ramadan fast for all Muslims.
A mammoth crowd with the Governor leading many dignitaries gathered at the palace of the Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakr, for the Sallah homage where a durbar took place.