Christmas/Maulud: Fayose charges Nigerians on justice, equity
By; Oladele Adedayo, Ado-Ekiti .
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose has urged Nigerians and the nation’s leaders to imbibe the teaching of justice and equity for all men that the Lord Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed taught all men to observe.
In his Christmas and Maulud Nabiyi message to the people of Ekiti and Nigerians at large issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi in Ado-Ekiti, the governor said without being fair to all, Nigerian leaders would not be able to take the country to the promised land.
He opined that social justice and equity were vital to maintaining orderliness in the society and to give everybody a sense of belonging.
“Both the Lord Jesus and Prophet Mohammed, whose birthdays we are celebrating at the same time, emphasised justice for all and equity in their messages and preaching. Though they were born in particular geographical areas, their messages were universal and they never saw themselves as being for a section of the society alone.
“If we are truly concerned, whether as leaders or followers, for our country to achieve greatness, the way to do it is not to be sectional. We cannot see ourselves as being for Paul and not for Appolos. We must be for Nigeria, an indivisible entity and for all Nigerians irrespective of political, religious and ethnic differences.
“While we wish ourselves happy celebrations of the two great events, we must not brush aside the fact that we must follow their teachings and really work for a brighter future. For the people of Ekiti State, despite the various challenges we are facing, we are ready to live up to expectation and do everything within our power to ensure a better state,” he said.
Fayose called on the people of the state to also be alive to their civic obligations of paying their taxes and rates promptly and fully, saying no government can survive without finance.