Kwali chair tasks Muslims to sustain Ramadan virtues
The chairman of Kwali area council, Hon. Danladi Chiya, has tasked Muslims to emulate the teachings of Prophet Muhammad, just as he enjoined them to sustain the virtues of Ramadan after Sallah.
He disclosed this to The Abuja Inquirer while congratulating Muslims in Kwali on the successful celebration of Eid fitr anniversary.
Chiya said he wished the Ramadan could be extended because of blessings and other benefits attached to it, noting that residents of the area have enjoyed peaceful coexistence throughout the period.
The chairman appealed to both Muslims and Christians to live in peace with one another, cultivate the culture of religious tolerance for growth and development of the area, noting that development hardly thrives in the atmosphere of rancour.
Chiya maintained that he would continue to seek for God's guidance to enable him pilot the affairs of the council successful in his first tenure, even as he emphasised that his administration would be directed towards youth empowerment.
The chairman commended the federal government for taking steps to ensure the implementation of the local government autonomy, noting that the act would among other things save local councils from bondage of joint account and illegal deduction as well as delay in payment of salaries.
He applauded the immediate past minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Malam Muhammad Bello, that despite the monthly joint account the FCT area councils received their required allocations as at when due.