Hijrah: Gov. AbdulRazaq preaches peace, compassion


Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara on Sunday urged Nigerians, especially the Muslim faithful to allow the lessons of Hijrah(migration) of Prophet Muhammad from  Makkah to Medina reflect on their conduct.

AbdulRazaq  also admonished the Muslims to allow the lessons of Hijrah reflect on their daily lives and in their relationship with one another,  Muslims and non- Muslims alike as exemplified by Prophet Muhammad during his lifetime.

The governor spoke during  the  2024 Hijrah celebration (1446AH) organised by the Hijrah Islamic Organisation in Ilorin.

Represented by the Senior Special Adviser/ Counselor, Alhsji Saadu Salahudeen, the governor enjoined the Muslims to take the advantage of the occasion to visit the sick, family members in distress, and reach out to one another in kindness as brothers.

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He said his administration would continue to listen to the public and adjust policy responses to cater for public needs.

 AbdulRazaq said, “Though  government decisions may appear tough, but are certainly doing everything in the best interest of the society.”

He urged Nigerians to continue to support the administration of President Bola Tinubu to deliver on his Renewed Hope Agenda.

” In keeping with the state policy that we started last year, tomorrow (Monday) is a work free day in Kwara.

” It is in commemoration of this important day. The public holiday, as I had mentioned last year, is a recognition of your right to seek fair accommodation in the pursuit of spiritual growth and happiness.

“I urge you to continue to support our administration and that of Mr. President. In our own corners, let us avoid inflicting pains on one another,” AbdulRazaq said.

In his sermon, the National Missioner of the Ansarul Islam  Society of Nigeria, Sheikh AbdulMumin Ayara, condemned arbitrary increase of food prices and other commodities by traders under the guise of inflation and exchange rates.

He said those hiking prices of food stuff and other goods arbitrarily should have the fear of Allah as they would be made to account  for their deeds in the hereafter.

Earlier, the  Chairman, Hijrah Islamic Organisation, Prof  Badmas Yusuf, had  urged the government to encourage more foreign investments in the  country even as he called for policies that would focus on the diversification of the economy.


By Afusat Agunbiade-Oladipo

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