Ikpeazu, Okorocha, Wada, Felicitate With Muslims, Preach Uprightness
•Aregbesola Pledges Development
Abia State governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has enjoined Muslims all over the world to apply the spiritual benefits of the Ramadan in ensuring a violence free world where peaceful co-existence should reign.
In a goodwill message to Muslims by his Chief Press Secretary, Godwin Adindu, Ikpeazu congratulated the Abia Muslim community for observing a successful month-long prayer and fasting and wished them peaceful and joyous celebration.
The governor, who expressed his love and that of the government of Abia State towards the Muslim brethren, enjoined them to also use the occasion of the el-del-fitr to preach and promote peace and harmony in the state and in the country.
He also commended the Abia Muslim community for sustaining their partnership with government towards upholding the peace and unity of the country, adding that, “the muslims in Abia state are good patriots and ambassadors of not only the state but Nigeria in general.”
Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha also felicitated with the Muslims over the celebration, urging them and Nigerians in general to use the occasion in praying to God for the defeat of Boko Haram by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration
In a goodwill Sallah message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha warned the terrorists that they are not only blackmailing the country, but also Islam.
While expressing confidence that with the emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC), there would be “light at the end of the tunnel”, he prayed God to continue to guide and guard Muslims and Nigerians.
On his part, the governor of Kogi State, Captain Idris I. Wada called on Muslims and Nigerians to eschew bitterness, embrace love and live in righteousness.
In a message by his Special Adviser on Media and Strategy, Mr. Jacob Edi, Wada said Muslims should capitalize on the spirit of the Ramadan to pray for peace, unity and progress of Nigeria and it’s leadership.
Meanwhile, governor of the State of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola has said that the welfare, development and peaceful co-existence of citizens in the state would remain the focussed agenda of his administration despite the current financial challenges facing the state.
Besides, he said the current administration appreciates the value of workers in the state and the contribution they make for the sustenance of Osun project.
Speaking yesterday shortly after he participated in the eid-el-filtr prayer at the Osogbo central praying ground in celebration of the Ramadan festival, the governor tasked residents to endure the current temporary discomfort and join hands with him in an effort to fix the state’s economy.
He urged Muslims to reflect on the lessons taught by Ramadan and the teachings of the Holy Quoran including perseverance, love and good neighbourliness, and allow them to guide their day-to-day activities.
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