By Patrick Obia
Listen To The Report
The Governor of Cross River State, Sen. Ben Ayade has facilitated with muslim faithfuls as they celebrate the successful completion of this year’s Ramadan.
Sen. Ayade took to his official Facebook page to call for unity among muslims and non-muslim faithfuls as they mark the Eid-El Fitri.
He said: “Tolerance, generosity, love, and unity as well as embracing mutual coexistence among the diverse ethnic nationalities in the country, especially in our dear State, Cross River” is key as “another political transition draws near.”
His words: “I congratulate all Muslim Ummah on the successful completion of Ramadan. I urge Muslims in Cross River State to be law-abiding and continue to pray for a peaceful Nigeria especially as the country is preparing for elections. With prayers and supplications to God, every problem is surmountable.
“I call on you, dear muslim brothers and sisters who have been part of us in the State and Government to at all times adhere to the essence of Ramadan and the teachings of Prophet Muhammed by showing tolerance, generosity, love, and unity as well as embracing mutual co-existence among the diverse ethnic nationalities in the country, especially in our dear State, Cross River.
“Divided we achieve nothing but united we achieve all, even beyond our expectations. Let us, therefore, be closely knitted in brotherhood and love to advance the cause of unity and progress in our country especially as another political transition draws near.
“While wishing muslims a wonderful and peaceful Eid-El Fitri celebration, I enjoin you to continue the act of spiritual rejuvenation as recorded during the holy month of Ramadan.”
Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism
CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.
Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.
Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.