Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade, has urged Moslems in Nigeria, particularly those living in the state to put aside differences and push for the unity of the country.
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Christian Ita, Ayade enjoined them to imbibe attitude that portrays tolerance, sacrifice and togetherness as they mark the celebration of this year’s Eid-El-Kabir.
The governor urged them to emulate Prophet Ibrahim who despite his predicaments, sacrificed to fulfil the commandment of Allah as well as constituted authority.
While wishing all Moslems happy Eid El-Kabir celebrations, Ayade prayed for Allah’s blessings and protection with endless peace and joy.
“The exemplary virtues, typified by Prophet Ibrahim, through his sacrifice, patience, steadfastness, generosity and obedience to Allah’s command and the constituted authority should be your major preoccupation as you celebrate.
“I enjoin all the Moslem Ummah especially those in Cross River State to be law abiding and show generosity to your neighbors.”
The governor noted that “as an administration, we have made it possible for Moslems to be part of the decision making body in our government at every level.
‘‘As you celebrate, therefore, let your prayers for our country and indeed Cross River State have a positive impact on the overall progress and development of our dear state especially at this trying time of Covid-19 pandemic which has affected the economy of the state.”