Enugu is home for all, says Nnamani
January 14, 2006

Governor Chimaroke Nnamani of Enugu State has called on Nigerians to always be their brothers’ keepers and ensure peaceful co-existence, irrespective of their place of residence.

Governor Nnamani, who was represented by his deputy, Chief Okechukwu Itanyi, made the call when he received the Moslem community in Enugu who paid him a Sallah homage at the Government House.

The Governor assured that his administration would continue to protect the socioeconomic and business interests of all Nigerians living in the state without discrimination.

He noted that a good number of Yorubas, Hausas and other ethnic groups in Nigeria were born and brought up in Enugu over the years, pointing out that Enugu State would remain a melting point for all ethnic groups in Nigeria.

Governor Nnamani commended the Moslem community for living harmoniously and peacefully with Nigerians of other religious inclinations in the state and urged them to sustain the trend in the interest of unity and love among Nigerians.

In a paper entitled "The significance of id-EI Kabir," the Director/Imam, Islamic Centre, Uwani Enugu, Sheikh AI-Hassan enjoined Moslems to always be obedient to the injunctions of Allah in all they do.

He urged Moslems to emulate the absolute obedience of Ibrahim to God who willingly offered to sacrifice his only son.

Earlier in his Sallah message, the Secretary-General of the Moslem Community in Enugu, Alhaji Musa Ani, had suggested to the Governor to initiate a move for the South Eastern State to operate under one umbrella and organize the air-lifting of Moslem pilgrims to the Holy Land annually.

According to Alhaji Ali, such arrangement would greatly reduce the problems associated with the air-lifting of pilgrims from the zone.

He expressed the immense appreciation of the Moslem community to Governor Nnamani for his efforts in promoting and maintaining peace and harmony among the various ethnic groups in the state.

He prayed Allah to grant Governor Nnamani the wisdom, strength and good health to continue to provide for the wellbeing of the people.


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