Ed-el-Fitr : Okowa Preaches Peace, Unity, Love In Nigeria

okowa-on-ed-el-fitrThe Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on Muslims and  all Nigerians to use the occasion of Ed-el-Fitr celebration to imbibe the culture of peace, unity and love among one another.

Governor Okowa, in a statement signed by his spokesman, Mr Aniagwu Ehiedu, urged Muslims in the state to adhere strictly to the teachings of the great Prophet of Islam, Mohammad and to sustain the ideals of the month of Ramadan beyond the Ramadan period.

The Governor said: “Islam is indeed a religion of peace and the true essence of the religion is to unite the entire mankind in love and harmony.

“We must all continue to pray and work hard towards building a peaceful, united and prosperous Nigeria”.

While calling on Nigerians to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in his determination to build a peaceful, united and virile nation, Governor Okowa urged Deltans both at home and in the Diaspora to use the occasion to pray for peace and unity across the state to ensure the smooth implementation of the SMART agenda programme in the state.

He also seized the opportunity of Ed-el-Fitr celebration to restate his commitment to the actualisation of the prosperity for all.

Governor Yero Says Aggression Is Un-Islamic, Recommends Prayers To End Insurgency

Gov YeroGovernor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna State has felicitated with all Muslim faithful as they celebrate Eid-el-Fitr marking the end of Ramadan.

In a statement signed by his Director-General, Media and Publicity, Ahmed Maiyaki, Governor Yero prayed that Allah would accept all their acts of worship during the holy period and also forgive their shortcomings and reward them with Paradise in the hereafter.

He called on Muslims all over the country to sustain prayers and to be genuinely committed towards resolving the current state of insecurity plaguing the nation, especially in some parts of the North, stressing that Muslims should lead the way in the quest to build a peaceful, united and prosperous Nigeria.

The Governor further urged Muslims to uphold the spirit of brotherhood of mankind as enjoined by Allah, by promoting peace, unity and progress in the entire Globe.

According to the statement, “It is a duty on all Muslims to make sacrifices towards ensuring peaceful and harmonious co-existence with adherents of other faiths just like the holy Prophet Muhammad did during his lifetime”, adding that aggression of any kind is un-Islamic.

“I therefore enjoin all Muslims to maintain the virtues of the holy Month of Ramadan and make the practices during this period a lifetime habit. By so doing, we shall imbibe the acts of humility and respect for human dignity as enjoined by the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH).”

On the role of his administration, part of the statement also read, “On our part as Government in Kaduna State, we remain committed to impartial and fair treatment of all citizens in the state, irrespective of whatever perceived differences.

“To us, what matters is the welfare of our people and we are determined to do good to all sections of the state. To us that is a divine obligation that cannot be compromised.

“I also urge all Muslims to use the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr to extend hands of friendship to citizens of other faiths in line with the divine injunction on all of us to do good to others as well as the practice of the Prophet of Peace, who showed love and mercy to all irrespective of differences.

“I wish the entire Muslim Ummah Happy and peaceful Eid-el-Fitr celebrations and may Allah sustain our lives to witness many more holy months of Ramadan in future.”