Kaduna State Governor Malam Nasir El-Rufai has congratulated the Muslim community on the occasion of Eid el Kabir.

He called for prayers for the state and the country in these challenging times, and appealed for observance of Covid protocols in the celebrations.

The Governor, in a message of felicitation to the Muslim faithful on Eid-el-Kabir, urged that the example of faith and sacrifice it symbolises should be emulated.

He commended the resilience of citizens in these tough times and prayed for the blessings of Allah for the immense sacrifices that are being made.

Malam Nasir El-Rufai urged the Muslim community to keep hope alive, and to celebrate Eid el-Kabir in compliance with public health guidelines prescribed to protect everyone from the very infectious Delta variant Covid-19 that is already circulating in some states in the country.

The governor appealed to all communities in Kaduna State to uphold peace and harmony, despite the security challenges in many communities.

He urged all residents to remain vigilant and be law-abiding as security agencies intensify anti-banditry operations to secure communities.