Yahaya gave the task in a statement issued by Mr Ismail Misili, Director General, Press Affairs, Government House, on Saturday in Gombe.
“As Muslims in Gombe State join other faithful across the world to mark the beginning of the Islamic New Year 1444 AH today,
“I urge them to use the period to reflect on their past deeds and recommit themselves to the Almighty Allah and the country,” he charged.
He described the Islamic New Year as significant in the life of Muslims, calling on them to use the occasion to offer special prayers for the peace, unity, growth and prosperity of the state and Nigeria.
“This is a period for sober reflection.
It is a period for us to look back with retrospection and satisfaction, look forward with hope and optimism, look up with confidence and appreciate what Allah has done for us as a people, state and nation.
“We, therefore, must use the opportunity, especially in this sacred month of Al-Muharram and beyond, to pray fervently for our dear state and the nation.
”Also for those in authority at all levels as we collectively fight to tackle the threat of insecurity and other socio-economic challenges,” he admonished.