Governor Mohammed of Bauchi State
By Baba Shehu Oscu, Bauchi
Governor Bala Mohammad of Bauchi State has promised people of the state of his commitment towards the maintenance of peace and security for sustainable development and growth in the state.
The governor gave the assurance in his 2019 Eid-El-Kabir message to the entire good and peaceful people of the state.
Senator Mohammed said his administration will do everything humanly possible to protect the lives and properties of the citizenry, therefore there is need for them to cooperate and pray for the success of the administration.
He pledged the determination of the present administration in the state to provide meaningful infrastructural facilities and social amenities for the purpose of uplifting the living standard of the people, to feel direct dividends of democracy which was denied to them in the past four years.
The governor recalled that Eid-El-Kabir celebrations symbolized the extent of total submission of Prophet Abraham when he answered the call of the Almighty to sacrifice his only son Prophet Isma’il, and implored muslims to emulate the prophets sacrifice in their wordly dealings.
According to him, Muslims should integrate the teachings of Eid-El-Kabir in practical day to day interactions and promote relationship with their brothers and sisters, both Muslims and followers of other religions.
He enjoined them to use the Sallah celebrations to reflect on their past activities spiritually in the last 12 months as according to the governor, such reflection and self-assessment will afford them the opportunity to enjoy the mercies of Almighty Allah in the hereafter.
Senator Mohammed who noted that, sallah celebrations are normally characterized by high traffic flow, appealed to people to observe traffic regulations in order to reduce accidents on highways through the period.
He therefore called on parents to ensure that they do not allow their wards to be involved in criminal activities as reports during festive periods in the past indicated an increase in criminal activities.
The governor used the medium to regret that, some disgruntled politicians are bent on disturbing the peaceful atmosphere and sanity in state by using thugs, saying that, his administration has put all appropriate machinery in place to deal with any body or group that feels is above the law.