By Our Correspondent
The current economic situation faced by Nigerians can only be solved by a change in attitude says Cross River governor, Senator Ben Ayade.
Ayade made the call in his Eid-El-Kabir message to the Muslim faithful where he stressed the need for all to have a sober reflection on the state of economy and change certain attitudes in order for the country to pull out of the current economic hardship.
The statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Ita, Governor Ayade read: “While I congratulate all my Muslim brothers and sisters across the country on this year’s Eid-El-Kabir, I want to particularly ask everyone of us for an attitudinal change and to use this moment to engage in sober reflection on the state of affairs in our country.”
“Today we find ourselves in a recession occasioned by economic downturn, but it is a time such as this that we must task our intellect, creativity and inventiveness and navigate our way out of the woods.”
Rallying support for President Muhammadu Buhari, the governor said that: “As devout faithful, let us harness our creative energies, our love for one another towards the development of the country by aligning with our President, Muhammadu Buhari to help realise the dream of the founding fathers for a better Nigeria for all.
“As we celebrate, we must not be unmindful of the lessons of Eid -el-Kabir, which are sacrifice, peace and love for our neighbours which are the hallmarks of a true Muslim.
“You have always demonstrated good examples by exhibiting the true teachings of Islam, I want to, however, urge our Muslim brothers and sisters in Cross River to continue to join hands with people of other faith to sustain the prevailing atmosphere which has made our state the most peaceful in the country and the best investment destination in the country.
“May the Almighty Allah fill your hearts with His love as you celebrate in peace,” Governor Ayade entreated.
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