Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has urged all Nigerians to close ranks and work for the unity, stability and progress of the nation.
In a message to celebrate the Eid-el-Fitr issued by his spokesman, Mallam Imam Imam, the governor also enjoined Muslims to use the opportunity of the end of Ramadan to offer prayers to God for peaceful co-existence among different ethno-religious groups in the country.
“Even though Ramadan is over, we must continue to live up to the tenets of our faith through acts of charity, peaceful coexistence, obedience to the injunctions of Holy Qu’ran and sacrifice,” the statement quoted the governor as saying.
Tambuwal urged all Nigerians to demonstrate the spirit of tolerance, unity, forgiveness and compassion to compatriots. He also called on Muslims in the country and abroad, to be worthy ambassadors of the faith by exemplifying all virtues which distinguished Prophet Mohammad (SAW)…”
…Don’t discard lessons of Ramadan–Govs
In Ibadan, Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji Aje Ogungunniso I and former governor of the state, Rashidi Ladoja have urged Muslims to consolidate on the gains of the just concluded Ramadan. They gave the admonition in their separate Ramadan messages to the Islamic faithful yesterday.
Ajimobi wished Islam adherents across the country a joyous and crises-free festival of fast-breaking, otherwise known as Eid-el-Fitr, following the completion of the month-long Ramadan.
A statement by Ajimobi’s Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, urged Muslims to be modest in their celebrations and to be on their guard against terrorists who might want to wreak havoc during the celebration.
“They should not be tempted to go back to the various vices they jettisoned during the holy month. I pray that Allah would grant the requests and prayers offered for themselves and families, Oyo State, and the country at large,” Ajimobi said.
In the same vein, Oba Adetunji implored Muslims to consolidate the gains of Ramadan by fleeing from all appearances of evil and added that “there are lessons for those who wish to learn from fasting and prayer.”
He noted that as soon “as Muslims are ready to seek God first and submit to His perfect will, God is always willing to answer prayers and solve problems.”
Ladoja simply felicitated with all Muslims as they celebrate Eid-el-Fitri to mark the end of Ramadan.
Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha yesterday urged Muslims in the State and across the nation to always pursue the cause of peace and as they celebrate the Eid-el-Fitri, saying that the elites are responsible for the mutual suspicion between christians and muslims in the country.
In a statement signed by Okorocha’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sam onwuemeodo, the governor noted that before now Christians and Muslims across the nation had lived in peace for a long time, but that the current mutual suspicion among the adherents of the two major religions in the nation was caused by desperate elites to gain political and economic advantages.
Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole urged Muslims not to discard lessons learned during ramadan but that they “should be guided by them as this would greatly mould” their lives in the right path prescribed by Allah.
His counterpart in Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola called on Muslims across the country to pray for peace, religious tolerance and understanding “for the country to be able to overcome the current economic hardship and security challenges and achieve the desired socio-political and economic development.