Tijjaniyya Islamic group has today converged on Damaturu, Yobe State capital for 2021 maiden international Maulud of the Prophet Muhammad and a special prayers for the restoration of peaceful coexistence in Yobe and Nigeria at large.
People from all walks of life gathered at the August 27 Stadium, Damaturu to witness the ceremony.
The prayers was presided by Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi where he described Maulud celebration as honor to Prophet Muhammad SAW and urged Muslim faithful to always behave decently, help those in need
and adhere to the teachings of Islam.
He used the forum to commend Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni for the love to the Almajiri’s especially at a time when other states were driving the Almajiri’s out of their States. “Let’s pray for Governor Mai Mala Buni, may Allah bless him and his people, may God improve peace in Yobe, Northeast and Nigeria at large”.
Bauchi recited verses of the holy Quran to seek God’s intervention and blessings to the Country and citizens. “In my prayers also I seek God’s intervention against all criminalities such as kidnapping, abduction, banditry, slaughtering of innocent people, burning of commuters among other unwanted acts”.
The ceremony was also attended by prominent Islamic scholars such as Sheikh Sheriff Mu’azu bin Sheikh Tijjani, Sheikh Mahi Cisse, Sheikh Sheriff Ibrahim Saleh Al-Hussaini, Sheikh Sheriff Ibrahim Khuna, Sheikh Naziru, Malam Abdullahi Nasarawa among others.
Governor Mai Mala Buni was represented by his Deputy Governor Idi Barde Gubana who was accompanied by the Secretary to the State Government, the Head of Service, Commissioners, Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants, Chief Executives of Boards and extra ministerial departments, traditional leaders, security chiefs among others too numerous to mention.
The Governor began address with a prayers where he also recited a verse from the holy Quran. He said that prayers is paramount to the improvement of peace in Yobe and Nigeria at large.
The Governor thanked the Tijjaniyya Islamic stakeholders for finding Yobe worthy to be the place for the 2021 international Maulud celebration. “I want to commend you for remaining peaceful and supportive all along, we are grateful for that”.