The Adamawa Government in Northeast Nigeria has cancelled its usual Sallah homage to traditional rulers and other stakeholders in the state for this year due to insecurity and emergencies created by flooding.
The state Commissioner for Information, Mr Ahmad Sajo, said this in a statement issued in Yola on Monday. According to the commissioner, this year’s homage was cancelled after due consultations with the leadership of the traditional institution in the state.
He however urged traditional rulers, prominent citizens and critical stakeholders in the state to use the Sallah period to sensitise the people on the importance of peace, unity and security. The commissioner appealed to the people to also use the period to reflect on things that unite them rather than those that divide them.