Paul Osuyi, Asaba
GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has urged Muslims to extend the spiritual benefits of Ramadan including love, peace and justice to their daily living as they celebrate the 2018 Eid-el-Fitr.
The governor on Friday in his Eid-el-Fitri message, through his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, felicitated with Muslims in the state and Nigeria in general on the occasion.
“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta State, I extend our warmest wishes to Muslims celebrating Eid-el-Fitr in Delta State, Nigeria and around the world. I congratulate all of our countrymen and women who have successfully undertaken the month long Ramadan fast,” he stated.
He reminded Nigerians of the importance of respecting the faith and beliefs of all, and enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to use the occasion of the celebration for sober reflection and pray for peace, unity and progress of the nation.
“As we celebrate Eid-el-Fitri, it is my hope and prayer that Ramadan’s spiritual lessons and the Holy Prophet’s teachings of piety, love, justice, fairness, equity, peaceful co-existence with others, tolerance, honesty and dedication to duty will remain with us all for the benefit and greater glory of our dear nation.
“May the lessons and blessings of the Holy Month also permeate into us all, and positively influence our attitudes towards our fellow countrymen and women, irrespective of religion or place of origin; and promote greater commitment to the peace, unity and stability of the nation. It is my hope that today brings joy to all of your homes, both here in Delta State, Nigeria and around the world,” he said.