From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has congratulated the Muslim faithful in the State, as the Ummah joined their counterparts around the world to mark the beginning of New Islamic Calendar 1442 AH.
The Governor expressed gratitude to Almighty God for allowing them witness and celebrate the auspicious day of Muharam, wishing the citizens of the State and Nigerians at large New Islamic Calendar full of peace, happiness and prosperity.
The Governor in a new year message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mrs Mary Noel Berje enjoined the Muslim Ummah in the State to remain prayerful and conduct their affairs in accordance with the teachings of the Quran and Hadith
Governor Bello expressed optimism that the challenges confronting the State in particular and the country as a whole would soon be over as government is doing everything possible within the ambit of the law to address them .
“ There is the need for a collective effort in nation building that is hinged on patriotism, Peace ,growth and development as well as continued corporate existence of the country.”
Governor Bello of Niger State and Chairman North Central Governors Forum also Urged Muslim faithful to use the boundless blessings attached to the beginning of the New Islamic Calendar to pray for the State and the country at large .