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Ahmed, Obi, FRSC, Glo felicitate with Muslims

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Kwara State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state has aid the greatest lesson for Muslim faithful at the end of this year Ramadan was for them to imbibe the lessons therein.

According to Ahmed, in a press statement in Ilorin by his Chief Press Secretary, Abdulwahab Oba, “such lessons as endurance, tolerance, abstinence from vices and harmonious relationship with one another learnt during the month of Ramadan are important ingredients for growth and development which should endure after fasting.”

Governor Ahmed advised Nigerians not to depart from the path of steadfastness to God but continue to do the right things that will launch the nation to the path of greatness, sustainable growth and development and national cohesion.

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“As a nation, we should promote love, peace and unity with oneness of purpose as well as pray for our leaders’ sound health, divine guidance and direction,” he added.

Ahmed prayed for the prompt resuscitation of the nation’s economy and the growth of its democracy.

Also, a former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi felicitates with Muslims as they celebrate the 2017 Eid-el-Fitri festival, reminding them about the spiritual message which this solemn feast signifies for the entire human society.

Obi said that “the successful conclusion of the Ramadan fast, upon which the Eid-el-Fitri festivity rests, is an apt reminder that human society must be imbued with those values that lead to, and reflect the brilliance of God.”

Obi, who said that as the Eid-el-Fitri celebration underscored love, friendship, brotherliness, charity and generosity, among other values, that Muslims were reminded of the virtues of harmonious co-existence in a diverse society like ours.

He added: “Greatness will come to nations that consciously plan and work for it through consensus and confidence building measures.

“As we share in the joy and fun of Eid-el-Fitri, let us remember that hard work and discipline are essential to safeguarding the future.  Let us reflect always on the goodness of God, which correspondingly demands greater comportment on our part.  To move our country and society forward, we must constantly look inward and toward the almighty Allah.”

On his part, the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, congratulated the Muslim faithful for successfully completing the one-month fasting period. He enjoined them to celebrate the feast with care and obey the traffic rules and regulations as they move about in festivity.

Oyeyemi, in a statement by Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer, FRSC, gave the admonition in his Eid El Fitri message in which he congratulated the Muslim faithful for obeying the injunction of the Almighty Allah by abstaining from food and drink in the daytime within the month while intensifying prayers and other spiritual activities to please the creator. Oyeyemi expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with the traffic rules and regulations within the month as he enjoined in his earlier Ramadan message at the commencement of the fast.

He called for sustained vigilance on the road during the celebration and beyond in the collective resolve to restore sanity to the nation’s highways. The Corps Marshal particularly warned drivers against certain traffic violations including speeding, overloading, route violation and dangerous driving as well as making use of phone while driving. He identified these offences as the factors responsible for most of the fatal crashes that have been recorded on the nation’s highways in the recent past.

The FRSC boss stressed that in view of the need for crash and obstruction -free celebration, the national headquarters of the corps has deployed adequate number of personnel and logistics to the identified black spots and corridors across the country for effective traffic management. He appealed to all road users to cooperate with the patrol and rescue teams as well as supervisors and other security agencies and volunteers who are out to ensure compliance with the traffic rules and regulations for crash and obstruction-free environment during the celebration and beyond, saying road safety is a shared responsibility.

Oyeyemi urged members of the public to immediately notify FRSC rescue teams of cases of obstruction or other emergency situations observed anywhere through the FRSC call centre lines: 122 or 080-CALL FRSC (08022553772) for prompt response.

He wished all Nigerians happy Eid El-Fiti celebration.

And in commemoration of the end of the holy month of Ramadan, data grandmasters, Globacom has congratulated Nigerian Muslim faithful on the successful completion of this year’s Ramadan and appealed to them to inculcate the lessons learnt during the sober period to create a positive impact on the society at large.

Globacom, in a statement issued from its head office in Lagos, called on all Muslims to use the opportunity of the celebration of the Eid-el-Fitri to pray for the peace, unity and development of the nation, and to fully imbibe the tenets of Islam as taught by Prophet Mohammed.

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“We wish all our Muslim brethren a very happy Eid-el-Fitri and we pray that the Almighty Allah will grant their prayers for the peace and progress of Nigeria. It is a season of charity, peace making and forgiveness. We must use this season to remember to care for the poor and the needy in line with Allah’s injunction to be our brother’s keeper”, Globacom said.

The holy month of Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar in which the Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. Ramadan is the fourth pillar of the Islamic faith and it involves 29 or 30 days of fasting by Muslims.

The company said it would provide a platform for all Muslim subscribers on its network to enjoy this year’s sallah through its Islamic value-added offerings like the Glo Adhan, Daily Prayers, Daily reflection, Islamic Digest and Hausa Islamic Services.

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