By Jonathan Ugbal: Government House Correspondent
Cross River Governor, Senator Ben Ayade has felicitated with Muslisms on the occasion of the celebration of the birthday of Prophet Muhammed.
Mohammed is believed to be the last Prophet and Son of Allah. The Sunni Muslims observe the Prophet’s birthday on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi’ al-awwal, while Shi’a Muslims mark it on the 17th day of the month.
And, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Ita, Ayade enjoined Muslims to imbibe the virtues of Prophet Mohammed and exhibit same in their daily activities.
“The birthday of Prophet Muhammed is a period of deep reflection and celebration. The Prophet lived an unblemished life and this is why his virtues are timeless. His pious life and virtues should therefore, be your guide in your daily activities,” the statement quoted Governor Ayade as saying.
He commended the Muslim community in the state for its support for his administration.
“I warmly felicitate with the Muslem community in Cross River on this solemn occasion of Eid-El Maulud; I commend them for their peaceful co-existence and support for the government. Our state will continue to be a paradise for freedom of worship and association,” Ayade said.