By Fatima Sadiq
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has described unity, religious tolerance, and the fear of God as factors for a peaceful and stable country.
The governor made the statement at the Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah wa Iqamatissunnah, a national preaching session, founded by Ash-Shaikh Ismail Idris Zakariya Jos holding in Gombe.
Governor Inuwa, who was the Special Guest of Honour at the opening session, held Saturday night, delivered his preaching on trust, justice and the burden of leadership, stressed that Nigerians must unite and tolerate their differences, noting that peace is the backbone of any meaningful development.
While speaking on the responsibility of leaders, the governor cautioned all those in positions of authority to uphold leadership tasks as they are entrusted with, explaining that they will give account on how they discharge their duties in the hereafter.
He used the occasion to seek more prayers for leaders at all levels and sundry for Allah’s guidance in discharging their tasks, emphasizing that abusing or causing leaders has negative effects on the led.
Governor Inuwa who expressed his delight to the Izala organization for finding Gombe worthy to host such an auspicious event maintained that the preaching program will go a long way in bringing enormous blessings and development to the state and the country at large.
Earlier in his preaching session, the leader of the Izala organization, Ash-Shaikh Muhammad Sani Yahaya Jingir called on all politicians to do politics without bitterness and shun seeking power for self-enrichment.
The religious leader also prayed for good leaders that will bring development to the people and put Nigeria on the path of progress.
Sheikh Jingir however, expressed the organization’s unreserved appreciation to the Gombe State government for its support towards the success of the program.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya was accompanied by the Speaker of Gombe State House of Assembly, Hon. Abubakar Mohammed Luggerewo, and some Hon. Members of the statehouse, APC chieftain, Abubakar Muazu, Commissioners, Special Advisers, and other top government functionaries.