Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Tuesday felicitated with the Muslim faithful on the celebration of the Eid-el-Fitri, with a charge on them to replicate lessons of Ramadan in their daily lives.
The governor’s felicitation was contained in his Sallah message made available to newsmen in Government House, Asaba.
Okowa congratulated all Muslims for successfully completing this year’s Ramadan fast.
He said though Ramadan fast was over, it was important that the lessons of the season were sustained and replicated in their daily lives for the good of society.
The governor urged the Muslim Community to pray for the unity and peace of the nation as they celebrate.
He also urged Nigerians to promote religious tolerance, adding that such virtue would ensure peace across the country and enhance national development.
He said: “I will like to remind Nigerians of the importance of respecting the faiths and beliefs of all.
“I enjoin all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to use the occasion of the celebration for sober reflection and pray for peace, unity and progress of the nation.
“As we celebrate Eid-el-Fitri, it is my hope and prayer that Ramadan’s spiritual lessons and the Holy Prophet’s teachings of piety, love, justice, fairness, equity, peaceful co-existence, tolerance, honesty and dedication to duty will remain with us all for the benefit and greater glory of our dear nation.
“May the lessons and blessings of the Holy Month also permeate into us all, and positively influence our attitudes towards our fellow countrymen and women, irrespective of religion or place of origin.
“It is my hope that today brings joy to all of your homes, both here in Delta State, Nigeria and around the world.”
Okowa assured the Muslim community and all residents of the state of his determination to improve the lives of citizens.
He commended the Muslim community in Delta for their consistent support for his administration.