Sallah: Gov AbdulRazaq Calls for National Unity and Peace

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq marked the Sallah celebration by praying for peace, unity, and progress for both the state and Nigeria.

He urged citizens to work together for a harmonious nation.

In a brief interview after the Eid prayers, Governor AbdulRazaq shared a recent interaction with the Amirul Hajj for Kwara, Senator Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe.

“Yesterday, Senator Oloriegbe reached out to me from the Holy Land and asked for my prayer points. I said my prayer for Nigeria is unity, peace, and progress.

Today, my message remains the same: unity, peace, and progress. For those of us who have seen today, we say AlhamduliLlaah. For those who have departed, we pray may Allaah grant them Al-Jannah Firdaus,” the Governor said.

The Governor arrived the Ilorin Eid prayer ground accompanied by his brother, the Mutawali of Ilorin Dr. Alimi AbdulRazaq, and Senator Saliu Mustapha (Kwara Central).

Also present were House of Representatives members Ahmad Yinka Aluko and Mukhtar Tolani Shagaya, House Leader Oba Magaji, members of the House of Assembly, Chief of Staff, Prince Abdulkadir Mahe, and various other cabinet members.

The prayer session began around 10:30 a.m., following the arrival of the Emir of Ilorin, Dr. Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, and the Chief Imam of Ilorin, Sheikh Mohammad Bashir Soliu.

The event was attended by senior citizens, statesmen, and titleholders from across the Emirate, reflecting the community’s unity and diversity.

During the prayers, the Emir of Ilorin emphasised the importance of continuous peace and prosperity for the state and the nation.

He appealed for unity among the sons and daughters of the Emirate, highlighting the need for collective efforts to maintain harmony and progress.

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