Ayade tasks Muslims on peace, unity at Eid-El Fitri
Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade has urged the Muslim faithful in the state to pray for peace and unity of the country as they celebrate Eid-El Fitri.
He congratulated them on the successful completion of the 30-day Ramadan fast which is celebrated across the world.
In his message signed yesterday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Christian Ita, the Governor charged
Nigerians to join hands to build a greater and peaceful Nigeria irrespective of religion, tribe, ethnicity and political affiliation.
“I heartily congratulate the Muslim Ummah on the successful completion of the Ramadam fast; I also felicitate with them on the celebration of Eid-el Fitri to mark the end of the fast.
“Ramadan is an important and reinvigorating spiritual exercise, and I therefore, call on Muslims, particularly in our dear state, Cross River to, at all times, imbibe the lessons of Ramadan which resolve round love, sacrifice, peace and unity.
“All our country needs at this time is peace and unity and I urge you to make these two items the focal point of your supplications to the Almighty Allah as you celebrate Eid-el Fitri”, the Governor said.
While stating the import of abstinence and sacrifice during the 30 days of fasting, Ayade said, “I am optimistic that prayers, abstinence and sacrifices made during the holy month will continuously reflect in the daily life of the Muslim Ummah in Cross River State in particular and Nigeria in general”
He however commended the Muslim Community in the state for exhibiting a high sense of patriotism and being partners in fostering a peaceful and progressive citizens
The Governor added, “I want to use this opportunity to thank the Muslim community for its support for my administration in the last eight years.
He said while they merry, they should according to the Islam teaching, extend a helping hand of love and support to the poor and less privileged in their midst.
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