By; VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade has congratulated Muslim faithful on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast.
He called on them to remain content and render selfless service to humanity in accordance with the lessons of the Islamic religious obligation.
In an Eid El-Fitr message to the Muslim Ummah signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, the governor averred that “Eid al- Fitr offers an excellent opportunity for Muslims to break barriers and reach out to fellow Nigerians, heal wounds and work toward a united, peaceful Nigeria especially at this time our country is facing myriad of economic and security challenges.”
Ayade further stated that “having been refreshed by the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed which are essentially love, self denial and good conduct in our daily life, and spiritually rejuvenated by the Ramadan fast, I enjoin muslim Ummah and indeed all Nigerians to employ a selfless approach in our dealings irrespective of religious, political or tribal affiliations and remain content with what we have.
“It is in the spirit of these that we all must reflect on the impact of our actions as individuals and the collective on this world while we journey through it to ensure that our supplications to the creator are answered.”
Governor Ayade prayed Allah’s eternal blessings on his faithful and their loved ones.“As you celebrate this years Eid El-Fitr and offer Eidi to your loved ones, may Allah who waters his creation, sprinkle his wondrous blessings over you and your loved ones as well as light up your way to lead you to eternal happiness, success and peace”, the governor said.
While wishing Muslims a peaceful and wonderful celebration, he appeal to them to observe all COVID-19 protocols as they visit fun spots.
The governor also reminded them that the 10pm- 6am curfew imposed on the state for security reasons is still very much in place.