• Thursday, June 20, 2024
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Eid-ul-Fitr: Amosun, Ahmed, Sulu-Gambari ask Nigerians to shun violence, embrace peaceful co-existence

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As Muslims across the globe celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr to mark the end of holy month of Ramadan, Governors Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State and Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State have asked Nigerians to shun violence, corruption and embrace peaceful co-existence.

Speaking through Adejuwon Soyinka, senior special assistant on media, and Abdulwahab Oba, chief press secretary to Ogun and Kwara states’ governors, respectively, quoted the two governors to have said, “it necessary to extend good virtues of Ramadan beyond the holy month.”

While Amosun said, “Even after Ramadan, let us not forget the values, ethos and virtues we embraced during the holy month”, Ahmed encouraged religious leaders to continue to preach the message of peace and religious tolerance among the citizenry, “so we can harmoniously build a great nation.”

Also, Emir of Ilorin and chairman, Kwara State Traditional Council, Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, urged Nigerians to utilise the period of the completion of this year’s Ramadan fasting to move closer to God and pray for the great potentials of the nation by fostering peace, security and stability among the entire citizenry.

Speaking through Abdulazeez Arowona, the national secretary of Shehu Alimi Foundation for Peace and Development in Ilorin, Sulu-Gambari said, “Nigeria will make quicker progress towards the fulfillment of its great potentials as a nation if its citizens foster peace, security and stability which are essential for development by showing greater love, respect and humility for national safety and maintenance of public law and order.”

Sulu-Gambari therefore urged Nigerians, especially Kwarans to ensure that the lessons of commitment, dedication, tolerance and obedience learnt during the month of Ramadan continue to reflect in their daily conducts with their fellow human being towards a greater Nigeria.

He however urged political office holders to live up to their campaign promises by engaging in rigorous restructuring of the nation’s economy towards the benefit of the downtrodden in order to achieve the desired security of lives and property.

While congratulating Muslim faithful on the successful completion of the glorious month of Ramadan, the Emir urged the citizens to rejuvenate and reflect on the imperative of the unity and peaceful co-existence in strengthening the bond of togetherness for a strong and virile nation.