The member representing Kontagora/Wushishi/Mariga/Mashegu Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Abdullahi Idris Garba (Jagaban Kontagora) earlier today gave a speech via his social media handles to mark the end of the Holy month of Ramadan and celebrate Eid al-Fitr
Read full speech below;
“I want to use this medium to urge my fellow constituents and all Nigerians, across religious divide, to remain steadfast, and patriotic. The virtues of moderation, piety, regular supplication to Allah (SWT) and being our brother’s keeper should subsist beyond the holy month of Ramadan.
I also urge insurgents and other agents of destabilization across our constituency, state and country to retrace their steps and give peace a chance in the spirit of the Eid-el-fitri.
Again, as Nigerians we should seize the opportunity of today to pray against all forms of insecurity that is currently bedeviling some part of our constituency, Niger state and our nation at large. Beyond this, every Nigerian should seek to contribute to rebuilding the nation with renewed vigour.
Similarly, let us all refrain from using violence to express our stand on issues be it political or not. Violence only destroy, it does not build. Let us also shun greed and other vices capable of undermining the socio-political growth of our dear nation,”
We all know Eid el-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. I urge each and everyone of you to celebrate wisely.
As Muslims, we need to remind ourselves of our obligation to ensuring peace and unity within our family and in our neighborhood at all times. Today, across not just our state but Nigeria, there is a scrawny and growing tendency to instruct along ethnic and religious lines. As Muslims, we know from both the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammed (SAW)) that no tribes or races is superior to another, except the one that seek piety to Almighty Allah (SWT).
With this I say HAPPY EID al-FITR my fellow constituents, nigerlites and Nigerians.
God bless our Constituency,
God bless Niger State,
God bless the Federal Republic Of Nigeria 🇳🇬 #amin”