Vice President Kashim Shettima, travelled to Borno, his home state, on Wednesday for the Sallah festival, paying a courtesy visit to the Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Garbai El-Amin Sl-Kanemi, at his palace.
The State House Director of Information, Office of the Vice President, Olusola Abiola, said in a statement that the Vice President departed Abuja for Borno shortly after observing the Eid prayers at the National Eid ground, Abuja.
According to the statement, Shettima at the Eid ground prayed for lasting healing for Nigeria and Nigerians, urging them to be united.
“May Allah heal us from whatever afflicts us in our private lives and as a nation, and may this day bring forth enduring unity and progress to our beloved country,” he said in a chat with journalists after the prayers.
According to the statement titled ‘VP Shettima at National Eid Ground, prays for Nigeria’s unity, progress,’ Shettima also called on Nigerians to imbibe the virtues of sacrifice and forgiveness, the essence of the season.
“This sacred day is an occasion to reflect on the mercy of Allah, as revealed through the gracious blessings bestowed upon Prophet Abraham and his son, Prophet Isma’il.
“These timeless lessons serve as a guiding light to humanity across generations, reminding us of the limitless trials our Creator presents to us in our path to redemption.
“In embracing these teachings, we find the moral inspiration to be the best versions of ourselves,” said the VP.
Also at the prayer ground were the Speaker House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, and Deputy Senate President, Barau Jibrin, among other faithful.
Afterwards, the VP departed Abuja for his home state of Borno, where he was received by Governor Babagana Zulum.
Upon his arrival, Shettima inspected a Guard of Honour mounted by a detachment of the Nigerian Air Force at the Maiduguri Air Force Base.