By Sylvia Akpan, Government House Correspondent
Cross River State Governor, Sen. Bassey Edet Otu, has congratulated the Muslim community on the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir, urging them to embrace peace and support his administration to reposition the state to an enviable height.
This was contained in a press release signed by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Emmanuel Ogbeche on Tuesday 27 June 2023 in Calabar.
Governor Otu enjoined the Muslim Ummah to continue in their prayers for Cross River State and Nigeria to be a society that works for all.
He sued for tolerance, sacrifice, and commitment to the teachings of Allah as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim as his government is gradually settling down and working towards a better State for all citizens irrespective of tribe, religion, and ethnic differences.
Mr. Otu appealed to all citizens in the State to embrace peace and mutual cohabitation despite the obvious challenges.
“I call on all Muslim faithful to be tolerant, obedient and show acts of sacrifice as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim who was ready to sacrifice his only son in obedience and submission to the will of Allah.
“The Muslim community in Cross River State has been part of the ‘Peoples First’ Agenda to develop a social economy and political architecture and as such an important partner.
“On behalf of the Government and People of Cross River State, I wish the Muslim community a successful Eid-el-Kabir celebration.”