Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe on Wednesday charged Tjjaniyya Group, the organizers of the upcoming Eid-el-Maulud festivities, to pray for peace and prosperity of the state and country.
This is contained in a statement by Buni’s Director General Press and Media Affairs, Alhaji Mamman Mohammed, in Damaturu.
He described the Group’s choice of the state for the conduct of the programme in memory of its late Tijjaniyya scholar, sheikh Khalifa Njibrima, as an honour to the cleric’s students and followers.
“ While congratulating the organizers and sponsors, the Governor enjoined members of the group to conduct the Maulud prayers peacefully.
“ He also urged them to pray for the full return of peace to the state, North East and Nigeria.
“As faithful with strong believe in the efficacy of prayers, we should continue to pray for our state and country.
” We look forward to a peaceful and successful event that would promote peaceful co-existence and brotherhood,” Mohammed said.
The Director General denied the “ unfounded and erroneous impression posted on the Social Media that the event is being organized by the state government”.
“ The organization of such events remains the sole responsibility of groups and bodies involved, without government involvement,” Mohammed said.