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Eid-el-Fitri: Governors, others felicitate with Muslims

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has felicitated with Muslim faithful as they celebrate Eid-el-Fitri, which marks the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan fasting and prayers.

Governor Sanwo-Olu, in a message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, prayed for the State and its residents, especially the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitri, wishing them more of Ramadan festivities in good health and prosperity.

The Governor also urged Muslims in Lagos State and across Nigeria to “continue on the path of spirituality and peaceful co-existence”, adding that they should not depart from the lessons learned during the holy month, especially on perseverance, tolerance and being of good behaviour to one another.

“The Holy Month of Ramadan is very significant to Muslims across the world as one of the major pillars of Islam, which teaches abstinence from worldly pleasures, steadfastness in prayers and total submission to the will of Allah according to the Quranic injunctions.

“I want to admonish all of us that we shouldn’t allow all the prayers and fasting during the Holy month go to waste. Please, let us all continue to live in that state of grace. Let us continue to imbibe and show that something important has passed through us and let it reflect in our words, our lives and our relationship with fellow human beings.

Similarly, Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has urged Muslim faithful to imbibe the lessons and spirit of the fasting month and let the same guide their conduct in the society.

In a statement, Governor AbdulRazaq prayed Allah to “accept and reward their fasting and alms”, Al-jannah Firdaus.

The Governor urged the residents of the state to “forgive one another”, put all pre-election grudges behind them, as well as support all government’s initiatives to build and consolidate peace in every part of Nigeria.

In the same vein, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara state called on Muslims to mark the eid-el-fitri with “utmost caution and the fear of God”.

In a statement by his media aid, Malam Zailani Baffa, Governor Matawalle felicitated with Muslims in the state for a “successful completion of the Ramadan fast”, and wished that Allah would accept the worship and repentance of everyone.

The Governor urged Muslims to reflect on the passing period of the holy month and “try to sustain all the good deeds” they have embraced in order to get the benefits of the special period, “among which is the day worthier than a thousand months”.

Also, the FCT Minister , Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has felicitated with the Muslim faithful on the occasion of Eid -el- Fitr, with a call on residents to be united towards promoting love, peace , stability and progress in the country.

The Minister, in his message to residents, reminded them to “continue to show compassion, generosity, even after the Eid- el- Fitri celebration”, which the holy month of Ramadan signifies.

He stressed the need for all to “eschew all utterances and actions that tend to divide us as a people”, and embrace those that advance social growth and economic development of the nation.

In a related development, the Kebbi State Governor elect, Dr Nasir Idris, felicitated with Muslims across the state on Eid-El-Fitri with a promise to serve the people with “honour and dignity” following his inauguration on May 29.

In a message through his Special Adviser on Media, Ahmed Idris, the governor-elect vowed not to fail the people of Kebbi, saying he would work with all the citizens for the development of the state.

He appealed to the people of the state and Nigerians at large to “love one another, be patriotic, honest and dedicated to the unity of the country.

Similarly, Governor Bala Mohammed has reminded the residents on the need to embrace actions that would promote peaceful coexistence and economic prosperity.

He made the call after the two Raka’at Prayer at Bauchi Eid Ground alongside, the Emir of Bauchi Alhaji Rilwanu Sulaimanu Adamu and top government officials.

Governor Bala Mohammed congratulated the Muslim faithful for the successful completion of Ramadan Fast and called on public to conduct themselves peacefully throughout Salah period.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Tony Okerafor