As Muslim in Nigeria prepare to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, a USA-based non-profit organisation, Arewa Peoples Forum, has sent a message of felicitation to all Muslims in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and across the country for a joyful celebration.
In a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, which was jointly signed by its interim chairman and secretary, Umar Muhammed and Martins Ocholi, respectively, the organisation expresses confidence that the prayers Nigerians have offered for peace, prosperity and unity of the country had gone a long way in helping the country to survive the current hard times.
The statement also reminded Nigerians of the words of the Foreign Secretary of States, John Kerry, where he assured Nigerians of America’s determination to help the country tackle gender imbalance in education through improving girl-child education.
the NGO said with the strategies it had rolled out in northern Nigeria, which has the highest percentage of imbalance in gender parity in education, the organisation shall help Nigeria achieve the vision shared by Kerry, which would improve the quality of life throughout northern Nigeria, and effectively put Nigeria on the global map of gender parity.
“Arewa Peoples Forum (USA) wishes all Muslim brethren a very joyful and fulfilling Eid-el-Kabir. We join all Nigerian Muslims, and indeed all Nigerians, to celebrate the commemoration of the miraculous journey of Allah’s servant Prophet Ibrahim as we celebrate the great faith which culminated in the realisation of God’s family on Earth.
“We enjoin all Nigerians to emulate the faith of Allah’s servant as a beacon of hope for a divine provision for our great country. We believe that with our redoubled efforts and God’s blessings, Nigeria will remain a land of peace and prosperity. May the Almighty Allah accept our prayers?
The forum shall continue in her efforts to help Nigeria achieve gender parity in education especially in the northern region as this shall serve as a giant step in sustaining our prosperity and investing in our bountiful human capital.”