Governor Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State has congratulated the Muslims community on the successful completion of Ramadan in unusually challenging circumstances.
In a message of felicitation to the Muslims on the festival of Eid-el-Fitr, governor Elrufai praised the spirit of sacrifice and resilience displayed by the Muslims during the fasting period.
The governor who commended the patience and understanding displayed in observing the obligations of faith under conditions of quarantine, called for continued adherence to public health guidlines to protect citizen from Covid 19.
The governor noted the challenges the Covid-19 pandemic created for the traditions associated with fasting and the celebration of Eid-el-Fitr.
He thanked the community for abiding by the public health guidelines, and avoiding congregational worship and communal gatherings to break the fast.
Malam Nasiru El-Rufai acknowledged that, these public health guidelines also make it impossible to permit the celebration of Eid with congregational prayers, and thanked the Muslim community for its understanding.
He however, commended the Imams and the members of the Muslim community for abiding by the guidelines, welcoming this as another example of the spirit of sacrifice and discipline required to protect the community in a dangerous moment.
Governor also urged the Muslims to keep hope alive, to continue to practice compliance with health guidelines and not to relent in prayers for an end to the disruptions caused by Covid-19.
He appealed to all communities in Kaduna State to uphold peace and harmony and observe social distance, practice regular hand washing with soap and water and avoid large gatherings to protect everyone from Covid-19.