Edo Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Muslims in the state as they celebrate Eid-el-Fitr after the successful completion of Ramadan.
In his Eid-el-Fitr message, yesterday, Obaseki said: “On behalf of the Government and people of Edo state, I felicitate with our Muslim faithful, on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr, after completing Ramadan, a major pillar of Islam.”
He also noted that “the holy month of Ramadan was an opportunity for our Muslim brothers and sisters to deepen their relationship with Allah, promote a life of sacrifice, charity and love for one another.”
Obaseki urged Muslims in Edo state “to sustain these values, even after the holy month.” He also urged them to support his “administration’s vision to build a prosperous and peaceful Edo state where everyone can actualise their dreams.”
From Oyo State, Governor Abiola Ajimobi, congratulated the Muslim community in the country on the successful completion of the month-long Ramadan.
The governor, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Communication and Strategy, Mr. Bolaji Tunji, prayed that Allah should accept their supplications, even beyond the holy month.
While calling for spiritual rebirth among the Islamic faithful, he enjoined them to imbibe the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammed on the essence of Ramadan fasting.
Senator Ajimobi also admonished the faithful to use the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations to pray for the unity and peaceful co-existence of the country’s ethnic groups, and shun divisive tendencies capable of drawing back the country’s wheel of progress.
Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, also urged the Muslim faithful to imbibe the values of Ramadan and continue to manifest them in their daily lives.
Amosun, in his message, signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Adedayo Adeneye, said Ramadan, which was a time of fasting and charity, also demanded righteousness in all endeavours.
“During Ramadan, which is one of the important pillars of Islam, we were obliged to fast, shun evil actions, speak right and show love to one another.
“It also compelled us to engage in deep spiritual reflection and I believe that if we all continue in this practice after Ramadan, it will be not only to our benefit as individuals, but also as a nation.
“Above all, we should not draw back in our devotion to Allah, which is the ultimate of our faith”, the governor added.
Amosun prayed that Allah accept the sacrifices and wished Muslims a happy Eid-el-Fitr celebration.