​Eid-el-Fitr: Arewa Youths Urges Nigerians To Be Hopeful, Urges Buhari To Do More 

The umbrella Organization of all youths in the north, the Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) has called on Nigerians not to lose hope due to the prevailing insecurity across the country. 

This is as the forum also called on president Muhammad Buhari to take his primary role of the protection of lives and property of citizens more serious more than ever before. 

In his sallah message to Nigerians, AYF also called on the Muslim Ummah not to forget the lessons of the holy month of Ramadan, saying that it should remain their guiding principles throughout their life and not only during the month of Ramadan. 

The message signed by the National President of the Forum, Gambo Ibrahim Gujungu and made available to newsmen in Kaduna urge Nigerians to also use the celebration of the EID-EL-FITRI to unite and pray for the unity of the country. 

According to him, “Many Nigerians are despondent at a time like this, but it is necessary that we keep hope alive. In spite of what is happening across the country, our believe and hope is that Nigeria will pull through and even become stronger and more prosperous. 

“That is why we enjoin all to continue to pray for the country as they did during the month of Ramadan. As we celebrate the EID-EL-FITRI it is also important to use the occasion to unite as a country, de-emphercize those things that divide us as a people and work together for the Socioeconomic development of the country. 

“Our believe is the country is passing through a phase that will soon be over and propel us into a future that we all will be proud of as Nigerians. This is our fervent hope and prayers. 

” It is in the same vain that we want to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to take his primary responsibility of protecting the lives and properties of Nigerians seriously more than ever before. Nigerians deserve more than they are getting for the overwhelming support they freely gave to this administration and did not deserve to be repaid in such manner. 

“We believe the president can do more and we are urging him to put his team to work immediately to stop the insecurity, tension and uncertainty ravaging the country. 

” We urge the Muslim Ummah to also celebrate with care in view of the times that we are in, as we wish all the ummah a very happy Eid-el-Fitr celebrations”.

​Sallah: SGF Urges Muslims To Pray For Nigeria

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Dr. Boss Mustapha, greeted the entire Muslim Umma across the country on the occasion of this year’s Eid-Ul-Fitr celebration.

A statement contained in a Sallah message made available to press men through the National Coordinator of the Mr. Synergy Advocates, Comrade Musa Usman Terrang in Yola.

He urged the Muslim faithfuls to use the lessons received to fervently pray for Nigeria to weather the storms of insecurity.

According to the statement, the SGF through Mr. Synergy National Coordinator, congratulated the entire Muslim Ummah for the successful 30days Ramadan fast and urges Muslim Ummah to further pray for the Nation’s success and peaceful coexistence.

The SGF urged the Ummah to continue to imbibed the true spirit of Ramadan even after; and the good virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad SAW, which includes patriotism, humility, selflessness, generosity, forgiving spirit and brotherhood as a means of worship and loyalty to humanity, the message reads.

The Group enjoined the Muslim faithfuls to utilize this festive season to continue to pray for our leaders, and the country for a sustained unity and progress of the Nation.

They believes that the need for prayers to Nigeria is pertinent, most especially at this time that the Coronavirus pandemic has not rested, ravaging severely the other parts of the world – that has brought a change in our day-to-day lives and activities even here in Nigeria.

The Forum believes that with fervent prayer, Nigeria would be able to overcome the numerous challenges bedevilling it and guide the country’s leaders through.

The Group further enjoined Muslims to imbibe the virtues of true sacrifice and love sharing as epitomised in the spirit of Eid-ul-Fitr.

“Furthermore, we pray that this day shall bring to Muslim Ummah and others more tidings, blessings, and a moment of sober reflection for the need to make sacrifices and share love to one another for the Unity, Peace and Progress of our country – Nigeria.” The statement stated.

Source: Trace reporters

​Buhari pledges action against bandits’ threat to food security

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will use all available resources and manpower in dealing with bandits to ensure access to farms and food production in the coming growing season.

The president stated this while speaking to newsmen at the State House shortly after observing the Eid prayer, marking the end of the month-long Ramadan fast, on Thursday.

According to him, the menace of bandits and kidnappers will be addressed to ensure that the nation’s food security is not threatened.

The president, who hoped for a good rainy season this year, said “the law enforcement agencies are working hard to regain confidence against bandits, so that we can go back to the land.

“This is very important. This is what the agencies are busy doing right now. We want people to go back to the land so that we can get enough food for the country and even export.”

While explaining ongoing efforts to tackle the security situation in the country by the administration, Buhari drew attention to the series of long meetings held in recent weeks, chaired by him, saying that a part of resolutions had been made public by the National Security Adviser and the others kept secret.

“With the resources and manpower available to us, we are working very hard.

“We are hoping Nigerians will understand the problem. Nigerians know at what stage we came in in 2015, what state we are today both on security and the economy and we are doing our best,” he said.

The president commended the National Assembly for its support, saying that “the National Assembly is cooperating very well. Within the resources available, they are certainly giving us priority on our (military) requests.”

He, however, appealed to the nation’s elite to show a better appreciation of the problems facing the country.

“The elite should make the attempt to understand the military. If we order weapons and armored vehicles, it takes time for the manufacturers.

“It takes time to ship them and when brought here eventually, they are taken to training institutions, train the trainers before sending them to the field. This is a very long process,” he explained.

He appealed to Nigerians for more understanding of the current situation in the country.

“I expect Nigerians to be more understanding on the issues involved, looking at the time and available resources. For example, when we came in, in the Northeast, ask people in Adamawa and Borno States and the South-South in terms of security.

“Without security, you can’t do anything. Our big surprise and disappointment is what is happening in the Northwest and we are dealing with it,” he said.

President Buhari and members of his family were joined for the Eid at the forecourt of the Villa by the President of the Senate, Dr Ahmed Lawan, the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, cabinet members and the heads of security and intelligence agencies.

Source: Vanguard News Nigeria