By Tom Garba
As Muslims in the world enters another New Year to mark the Islamic calendar,the Governor of Adamawa state, Mohammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow, call for fasting and prayer for the country.
While congratulating the Muslims Ummah, Bindow said other Nigerians at this time should join the Muslim faithfuls across the world to seek for enduring peace and unity for the country.
In a statement signed by the Special Assistant (SA) on Media and Publicity, Macauley Hunohashi, also calls on the people of Adamawa state to use the opportunity to steadfastly fast and pray for Nigeria, well being of her leaders, citizens as well as harmonious coexistence amongst the diverse people of the country.
He enjoins Nigerians to give maximum support for the present administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari in its determination to provide more dividends of good governance.
He reminded Nigerian Muslims that, "during this solemn period, Muslim faithful are enjoined to refrain from taking part in joyous events. Rather, what is required of a Muslim is conscious effort at spiritual development".
Jibrilla reiterated his administration's resolve to protect all those that are resident in any part of Adamawa State, noting that, "Adamawa is home to all Nigerians irrespective of tribe, religious belief and political affiliation".
He restated the resolve of his oath of office which is the rapid infrastructural development of Adamawa state.
Thursday, September 21st, is the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calender and it marks the beginning of the New Islamic Year 1439 after Hijra.