The former Chairman, Gov. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri’s Transition Committee and former Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Defense, Alh. Aliyu Ismaila, has extended his heart-felt season greetings to all Muslim Ummah in Nigeria and especially in Adamawa state, over the successful completion of the Ramadan fast and the celebration of Eid-el-Fitr.
Aliyu said, as the Ramadan fast comes to an end, he prays that all prayers and supplications made during the Ramadan fast by Muslim faithfuls will be answered and that the lessons learnt will be appropriated in our daily lives onward. He also enjoins Muslims to use the occasion to spread kindness, compassion and the message of peace and unity that Islam stands for.
Aliyu said, “Nigeria is a nation that is deeply rooted in faith and as people of faith, we must learn to pray for our leaders, our country and its people, especially for our President Muhammadu Buhari, for his patience and for wisdom to deal with the hydra-headed security situation that the country currently grapples with, so that we will continue to enjoy peace especially for areas in our country that have been overwhelmed with violent conflicts as a result of armed attacks in the north east, north west and other parts of our country, for Allah to bless us with peace and happiness.”
He also tasked Nigerians, “To pray to Allah to guide our country heading into the 2023 general elections, that Nigeria and Adamawa state will enjoy a peaceful conduct of elections and for Allah to bless our country with sincere, honest and visionary leaders that will steer the affairs of the country towards attaining its true potential.”
Addressing politicians, Aliyu challenge them, “To go about their politicking above party lines to put aside their differences and put the country first above and beyond personal and party interest while cautioning politicians and political parties to exercise restraint and decorum in the cause of their campaigns and electioneering activities and to be committed to a peaceful conduct of their activities while also guiding their loyalist to exercise restrain, temperance and respect for their fellow citizens, which are important lessons of the Ramadan.”
Aliyu notes that, “As the world celebrates the Eid-el-Fitr, muslims in Adamawa and Nigeria must imbibe all the lessons of Ramadan and appropriate the sacrifices made in the month of Ramadan into their personal lives in order to draw closer to Allah and to each other irrespective of our political, religious or ethnic divides.
“Nigerians must commit themselves to the welfare of their families, state and country and to pray especially for His Excellency, H.E. Gov. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, to continue to lead Adamawa aright and for Adamawa to be blessed with good leadership at all levels for a sustained peace and all round success.
“Let us also used this occasion to pray for members of the armed forces, for protection, for courage and strength to curb the insecurity bedevilling the country. Nigeria Armed Forces are making tremendous sacrifices for the sake of keeping the country indivisible and united. Without the support of the general public in the areas of information sharing and prayers it will be difficult to address the security challenges as at when necessary.
“I have taken time in the cause of the Ramadan to pray for myself, our dear state Adamawa and our country Nigeria, for lasting peace, development and economic growth.
“I and my family wish the people of Adamawa and Nigeria, a very blissful sallah celebrations.”
Bishop Mamza Celebrates 2023 Solemnity Of Christ The King
Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Dami Mamza of the Catholic Diocese of Yola, recently led the faithful in celebrating the 2023 Solemnity of Christ the King in a grand manner.
The celebration, which took place on Sunday November 26th, was marked by a Eucharistic procession and benediction which started in St. Peter’s Minor Seminary, brought large numbers of the diocesan community.
The solemnity of Christ the King is a significant feast in the Catholic liturgical calendar, celebrating the universal sovereignty of Jesus Christ.
It is a time for the faithful to reflect on the kingship of Christ and to reaffirm their commitment to living according to his teachings. This year, the diocese of Yola embraced the occasion with great enthusiasm and devotion.
Bishop Mamza, known for his strong leadership and deep spirituality, made sure that the celebration was filled with reverence and solemnity.
The Eucharistic procession, which wound its way through the streets of Yola, was a powerful symbol of the presence of Christ in the midst of his people as the faithful processed sang hymns and prayed, expressing their faith and love for their Lord.
The culmination of the procession was the benediction, during which Bishop Mamza conducted a special rite of adoration and blessing with the Eucharist.
This act of worship served to unite the faithful in a profound spiritual experience, as they knelt in adoration before their King and received his blessing.
The participation of the faithful in the Eucharistic procession and benediction was a testament to their unwavering faith and their commitment to Christ’s kingship.
It was a beautiful display of unity and devotion, as people from all walks of life came together to honor their Lord.
The celebration of the Solemnity of Christ the King in Yola Diocese was an uplifting and spiritually enriching experience. It served to strengthen the bonds of the faithful and deepen their love for Christ.
Under the guidance of Bishop Mamza, the diocesan community was able to renew their commitment to living out the values of the kingdom of God and to continue to build a society based on justice, peace, and love.
The 2023 Solemnity of Christ the King was a profoundly meaningful and significant event for the diocese of Yola. Bishop Mamza’s leadership and the enthusiastic participation of the faithful made it a truly memorable and transformative experience.
As the diocesan community continues to move forward, they do so with a renewed sense of purpose and a deepened understanding of the kingship of Christ in their lives. After the benediction, the Bishop welcomed a special visitor Stephen from the United States who had been a close friend of the Diocese.
Adamawa Hajj, Umrah Preachers Group Appoints MPWC Boss, Salihu Tustee
The Executive Council of Local Government Preachers for Hajj and Umrah Adamawa State recently visited the Permanent Secretary and Executive Secretary of the Adamawa State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Commission, Malam Abubakar Salihu to inform him about their newly established organization and appoint him as a trustee.
The visit marked an important step in fostering collaboration between the Muslim Pilgrims Commission and the organization.
The organization led by its chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Dan Mama expressed gratitude to Malam Abubakar Salihu for his exceptional leadership and dedication to the Pilgrims Commission.
Dan Mama commends efforts of the Executive Secretary to ensuring smooth facilitation of the Hajj pilgrimage as well as his commitment to serving the Adamawa Pilgrims.
During the meeting, the Chairman informed Malam Salihu that their organisation aims to promote religious education for intending Pilgrims especially on Hajj and Umrah.
He emphasized the importance of collaboration between the organization and the Pilgrims Commission to enhance the overall experience of Pilgrims.
In recognition of Malam Salihu’s outstanding contributions and leadership, the Chairman said the delegation appointed him as a trustee of their organization.
According to him, the appointment signifies the trust and confidence they have in Malam Salihu’s ability to guide and support their initiatives.
Malam Abubakar expressed his gratitude for the honor bestowed upon him and assured the delegation of his commitment to supporting the organization’s goals and objectives.
He acknowledged the importance of imparting Hajj and Umrah education on intending Pilgrims to enable them perform acceptable Hajj and Umrah.
As a trustee, Malam Abubakar Salihu pledged to utilize his expertise and resources to assist the organization to achieving its mission.
He emphasized the importance of collaboration between the Pilgrims Commission and the organisation to creating a harmonious and inclusive environment for all.
The visit signifies a significant step towards strengthening the bond between the Commission and the local government Preachers for Hajj and Umrah.
Every LGA To Get Projects Worth N1bn In 2024 – Gov Fintiri
By Muhammad B. Muhammad
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri Tuesday says each of the 21 LGAs of Adamawa State will get government projects worth N1bn while some may get more than that in 2024.
Governor Fintiri stated this when he received the 122 members of the General Assembly of State Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
The body led by the State CAN Chairman, Bishop Dami Mamza was in the Government House, Yola to congratulate the Governor on his victory at the polls and the Tribunal.
Governor Umaru Fintiri says the government will manage the lean resources to touch the lives of people at the grassroots through the designed people’s oriented projects.
Fintiri appreciates the CAN leadership for the support and prayers to his administration, saying history will never forget its sacrifices towards his emergence as Governor.
The Governor told the CAN leadership that the present administration has recovered the state from hitherto its comatose condition, stressing that what he did in the last tenure was just a tip of the iceberg.
He said though, managing a mini Nigeria like Adamawa is not an easy task but through prayers and support of the diversed people in state, his administration is determined to perform more better.
Earlier in his remarks, the State Chairman of CAN, Bishop Dami Mamza said the religious body will indeed continue to pray and support Governor Fintiri to enable him succeed.
He notes that all parts of the state have felt the impact of this administration, asking the Governor to maintain the spirit and never allowed himself to be distracted by disgruntled elements.
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