Okowa, Emmanuel, Obaseki preach love, peace at Eid-el-Fitr
Governors Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State and Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, yesterday, felicitated with Muslims on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr and charged them to uphold the spiritual benefits of Ramadan, which are love, peace and justice in their daily living.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, Okowa said love and peace would enable Muslims to contribute to the unity and development of the nation.
“I felicitate with all Nigerians, especially our Muslim brothers and sisters on the auspicious occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Fitri. I congratulate all of our countrymen and women who have successfully undertaken the purifying Ramadan fasting,” he said.
EMMANUEL, in a statement by the spokesperson for the Udom Emmanuel Presidential Campaign Council, Bola Bolawole, urged Muslims to reflect on the virtues of Ramadan for the well-being of the individual and the overall good of the society.
“The month of Ramadan is the month of forgiveness; we must learn to forgive and pursue peace with our fellow human beings. Ramadan preaches giving, especially from the rich to the poor. This promotes the idea of redistribution of wealth for a more equitable society.
Emmanuel also assured Nigerian workers that their cries had not gone unnoticed and their cries for help had not gone unheard.
“Tell Nigerian workers, indeed all Nigerians, that help is on the way. I have been moved by the cries of our people to join the presidential race,” he said.
SIMILARLY, Obaseki charged Muslims to sustain the lessons of sacrifice, selflessness, tolerance, discipline and love learnt during the period of Ramadan, noting that the virtues are necessary for achieving peace, unity and sustainable socio-economic development in the country.
Obaseki said: “The holy month of Ramadan provided a fine opportunity for our Muslim brothers and sisters to reconnect with Allah, showing love, care and compassion to one another, especially at this time when the majority of citizens are experiencing hardship arising from the nation’s harsh economic realities.”