By Aliyu Abdulwahid
The Chief Imam Of Lokoja , Sheikh Muhammadu Aminu Sha’aban, has felicitated Muslims as they celebrate Eid-El-Fitr, marking the end of the Ramadan Fasting.
Sha’aban, who led Lokoja Muslim ummah in the absence of late Maigari of Lokoja Alhaji (Dr) Muhammadu Kabir Maikarfi 111, and his capacity as the spiritual leader made the Call in his Sallah message to Muslim community on Friday in Lokoja,Kogi state.
He called for sober reflection and fervent prayers for the state and the entire country stressing that with the completion of 30 days fasting,Allah in His infinite mercies answers the prayers of his servants,hence the need to sustain the virtues of Ramadan.
The Islamic cleric urged Muslims to continue to practise the virtues of humility and kindness to one another, as they were the cardinal principles of the Ramadan fasting and the legacies left behind by late Maigari of Lokoja, HRH. Alhaji (Dr) Muhammadu Kabir Maikarfi 111.
He called on residents to intensify prayers for overall peace, stability and unity of Lokoja traditional council, state and the country at large.
Imam Sha’aban said that the month of Ramadan was a month that the Holy Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad and had come with a lot of lessons, which included dedication and sacrifice to the Almighty Allah.
He commended Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello for his developmental strides , especially on security, peace and development of Kogi state.
Sha’aban who prayed for the reposed of late Maigari of Lokoja, Alhaji (Dr) Muhammadu Kabir Maikarfi 111,who passed away September this year, admonished members of Lokoja traditional council to maintained his legacies which includes: peace, uniting and selfless service amongst many.
Recall that Theanalyst.ng reports that secretary, Lokoja local government traditional council, Alhaji muhammed M. Usman Nalado in a letter addressed to the DLG, Lokoja Local Government, tendered an apology for conveying a letter from Muhammadu Maikarfi ruling house, appointing Khalifa Ibrahim Etsu Shuiabu, as representing late Maigari of Lokoja, HRH, Alhaji (Dr) Muhammadu Kabir Maikarfi 111, who will led Muslim community and members of Lokoja traditional council to this year’s Eidil-Fitir ground.
The secretary according to the letter,erroneously approved the appointment of Magajin Gari of Lokoja, khalifa Etsu Shuiabu Kenchi, by the Muhammadu Maikarfi ruling house without seeking the approval of Ms Comfort Ife, Acting Chairman, Lokoja local government Council, instead of the spiritual leader and chief Imam of Lokoja, Sheikh Muhammadu Aminu Sha’aban.