By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
Muslims faithful in Akwa Ibom State have been told to continue to be law abiding citizens and uphold the lessons of Ramadan, which are anchored on love, peace and harmony in the society.
The Vice President-General of the Supreme Council of Islamic affairs, Akwa Ibom State chapter, Alhaji Hassan Sadauki gave the advise shortly after the prayer ending this year’s Ramadan fast at Nasarawa prayer ground on Thursday in Uyo, the state capital.
Alhaji Sadauki said the call became necessary, even in the midst of daunting security challenges in the country as a whole, adding that without peace, there would be no meaningful development in the society.
According to him, government as the policy maker and driver of the policies is desirous of delivering the dividends of democracy to the governed, only when there is peace and harmony.
The Vice President General, applauded the Akwa Ibom State Government and security agencies for contending pockets of recent criminal activities that posed threat to secured lives and property in the state.
He however, condemned the recent attacks on security formations and facilities as well as officers and men by a group of hoodlums who have chosen to take the laws into their hands, describing it as barbaric.
Alhaji Sadauki who is also the head of the Muslim community in Akwa Ibom State, thanked the people of the state for being responsible hosts to them, stressing that the attitude accounts for peaceful coexistence they have been enjoying in the state.
While thanking God for His grace to conclude the Ramadan in spite of the current difficult times in Nigeria’s history, Alhaji Sadauki also prayed for God to deliver the country and bring enduring peace and tranquility to bear on the nation’s path to greatness.
“Our fervent prayers are that God in His mercies and love should protect our leaders and direct them aright to lead us wee for we have no other country other than Nigeria.
“We also pray that both Muslims and Christians should see the reason to co-exist in love and peace, as a people of common entity called Nigeria”, Alhaji Sadauki said.