By Our Correspondent
Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade has enjoined Nigerian Muslims to exhibit the virtues of peace and love in their daily dealings with men of all faith, noting that Islam as a religion of peace abhors violence in whatever guise.
The governor who congratulated the Muslim Ummah on the success of this year’s Ramadan, urged them to imbibe the lessons learnt during the Ramadan fast to positively impact on their neighbors and the larger society.
In his Eid-el-Fitri message by his Special Assistant on Media And Chief Press Secretary, Mr Christian Ita, Governor Ayade said: “I felicitate with all Nigerian Muslims on this occasion of the Holy month of Ramadan.
“Having observed strictly the injunctions of Almighty Allah by self-denial through fasting and prayers and by offering Zakat to the less-privileged, may you not forget the lessons learnt from the spirit of piety, alms-giving, of compassion and love for fellow men.
“We remember, as always, our country this season and I enjoin the faithful to remain steadfast and make supplications to Allah to heal our land of all vices and favor us with peace and progress.
“We in Cross River remain grateful to Almighty Allah for the peace and stability in the state. May the peace of Allah continue to reign over the Muslim community in Nigeria and in our dear state, Cross River. Happy Eid el-Fitri.” The statement concluded.