By Jonathan Ugbal: Government House Correspondent
Cross River Governor, Senator Benedict Ayade has felicitated with Muslims in the country as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el Kabir.
Ayade in a goodwill message signed by his Spokesman, Mr Christian Ita, called for sacrifice and obedience to the teachings of Allah as well as working with Nigerian of other fait as a panacea for development.
He said that: “As we celebrate, I enjoin the Muslim Ummah and indeed all people of goodwill to remember the lessons of the celebration which is sacrifice, obedience and love.
“I implore you to channel your thoughts and creative energies in a positive direction to help the government realise its lofty dreams of a better state and country for us all.
“The Muslim community should continue to join hands with people of other faith to maintain the peace in the state, as peace is a precondition for development.”
Mr. Ayade implored the Muslim faithful to remain committed in the worship of Allah and pray for their leaders.
“We should remember Allah’s faithfulness to His beloved Prophet Ibrahim which is a clear testimony that there is abundant reward in fidelity to Allah’s injunctions.
“I urge our brothers and sisters of Moslem faith to sustain the act of worship and continue to pray for the nation and her leaders for God to guide and direct our thoughts aright.
“For us in Cross River, we remain thankful to Almighty Allah for His benevolence and Mercy to us, especially in the life of this administration.
“May Allah, in His abiding mercy grant all faithful who are in the Holy land for the Hajj a safe flight home,” the statement read.