Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Tuesday called for prayers for the country in these challenging times, just as he appealed for observance of COVID-19 protocols.
In his Eid-el-Kabir message to the people of the state, the governor also urged Muslim faithful to emulate the example of faith and sacrifice that Sallah symbolised.
He commended the resilience of citizens in these tough times and prayed for the blessings of Allah to reward the immense sacrifices that were being made.
El-Rufai urged the Muslim community to keep hope alive and celebrate in compliance with public health guidelines prescribed for protection against the infectious Delta variant of COVID-19, which is already in some states of the country.
The governor appealed to all communities in the state to work towards ensuring peace and harmony, especially considering the security challenges in many communities.
He further urged all residents to remain vigilant and be law-abiding, saying that security agencies had intensified their operations to secure communities.