Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has reminded Abuja residents that COVID-19 has not been eradicated and still poses a danger to health.
He therefore advised them to observe all extant guidelines on controlling the spread of the disease as Muslims embark on Sallah celebrations..
In his message to the residents today, July 8, as they prepare for the Eid-el-Kabir which comes up tomorrow, the minister asked them to be alive to their collective security responsibilities.
He appealed to be security conscious and follow all guidelines issued by the security authorities regarding the Sallah celebrations.
“I enjoin all residents of the FCT to live by the tenets of peace and good neighbourliness, hard work and honesty and to use the occasion of the festivities to pray for our President, Muhammad Buhari and other leaders for security, prosperity and development as well as for peaceful and successful elections in 2023.
He called on all to use the occasion of the celebration to strengthen the bonds of friendship, unity and to reinforce the values of peaceful coexistence that have been the hallmark of FCT citizens.
“The lessons of Eid El Kabir are sacrifice and piety. All these we, as FCT residents, have exhibited in great measure. As we therefore celebrate, I salute your steadfastness.
“I once again wish to remind residents that the FCT was founded on the noble principles of unity and peace and built on a foundation of national strength and perseverance. We should stand firm on these premises and resist all attempts to truncate our march to attaining our desired goals.”