Eid-El-Fitr: Fayose charges Nigerians on empathising with less-privileged


Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has charged leaders and the well-to-do in the country to empathise with the poor and remember them in their policies and actions, as everybody will one day give account of their stewardship to their Creator.
This is just as he said the voice of the poor must also be heard, while those who have taken it upon themselves to be the voice of the voiceless must not be silenced.
He said this in his Sallah message to mark the celebration of this year’s Eid-el-Fitr Festival.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi in Ado-Ekiti, the governor said,”With the hardship that Nigerians are currently going through, this is not the period to turn a deaf ear to their crying for the amelioration of their situation.
“One of the lessons of Rammadan fasting is for the privileged to also experience what the poor, who are unable to feed properly or feed at all, are going through. Hunger does not know colour or position and the situation we have on hand in the country now is a grave one.
“A situation that people are stealing pots of soup from the fireplace, a situation where people are exchanging their children for foodstuff, where a lot of people don’t have access to basic needs of life, is not one to be self-centred.
“We must truly be our brother’s keeper and those in positions of authority must not be impervious to ideas, suggestions and advice on how to move the country forward, even if they come from one’s worst political enemy. When such an advice is given, shelve it and if it is good make use of it and if not throw it away. There is no need to crucify the giver of the advice,” he said.
Fayose also wished Muslim faithful a happy celebration, praying that they witness more of such in good health.


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