Eid-el-Fitri – Sanusi urges Muslims to imbibe spirit of tolerance

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Emir of , Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi, on Saturday paid N3 million at Central Prisons, , to secure freedom for 11 inmates of .

This is contained in a statement the Media Officer at the Emir’ , Alhaji Sha’aban Ibrahim, on Sunday in .

The statement said the amount was fines option given the inmates by the courts at the time of their convictions.

It explained the monarch secured the release of the inmates on ground, “”due to either ill health or old age.””

The statement quoted the emir as urging the beneficiaries of the gesture to be of good conduct when they resumed public life and avoid would take them back to .

Meanwhile, the emir has urged in the to imbibe the spirit of tolerance and sacrifice.


The emir made the call on Sunday while addressing after the Eid-El-Fitr prayer at the Kofar Mata ground in .

He appealed to them to emulate Prophet Muhammed’ life, stressing that the one month fasting should be seen as a period of cleansing and atonement.

“After the Ramadan, we should be determined to live in the path of Allah as true believers.

‘’We should also continue to emulate the exemplary attributes of Islam which are love, tolerance and peaceful co-existence“, he said.

The monarch also called on the to continue to pray for peace, unity and progress of the and the country.

Earlier in his sermon, the Sanusi, led the prayer, stressed the need for to fear God and continue to use all the lessons of the Ramadan to foster unity in the and country.

The prayer which started at about 9 a.m. was attended by the state’ Deputy Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, of the State Executive Council, of the Emirate Council and some of the Diplomatic Corps. (NAN)