The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, yesterday prayed for the sustenance of peace and unity of the country.
Addressing the people of the state, shortly after he led the Eid prayer at the Kofar Mata Central Eid ground in Kano, Emir Sanusi stressed the need for the people of the state to also continue to pray for the peace and progress of the state and the country at large.
He advised them to shun rumour mongering and acts capable of causing misunderstanding and ill-feelings, especially among the leaders of the state.
The emir, who also prayed for bumper harvest in the state, however, advised unemployed youths to engage in useful ventures in order to be self-reliant and contribute to the development of the country.
He also called on traders to reduce the prices of their goods in view of the economic situation in the country.
“I want to use this occasion to call on the traders to reduce the prices to alleviate the sufferings of the people, as we expect bumper harvest,” he said.
The monarch also urged Muslims to fear God in all their activities, reminding them that each and every one of them must give account of his or her deeds hereafter.
Among those that attended the prayer at the Kofar Mata Central Eid ground were Governor Abdullahi Ganduje; the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Abdullahi Alhaji; Senator Kabiru Gaya; Senator Barau Jibril-Maliya; APC National Treasurer, Alhaji Bala Gwagwarwa; members of the state’s House of Assembly; members of the Emirate Council and other top government functionaries.
Security was tight during the prayer as armed policemen and other security personnel were deployed in various Eid grounds and other strategic places in the area.
Credits To Salihu Tanko Yakasai