By Ifeanyi Olannye
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Monday felicitated Muslims in the Nigeria and all over the world on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.
Okowa’s message is contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba.
He charged all Muslim faithful to extend the spiritual benefits of Ramadan – love, peace and justice – to their daily living and through that, contribute to the unity and development of the nation.
“I felicitate all Nigerians, especially our Muslim brothers and sisters on the auspicious occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Fitri celebrations.
“I congratulate all of our countrymen and women who have successfully undertaken the purifying Ramadan fasting.
“As we celebrate Eid-el-Fitri, it is my hope and prayer that peaceful co-existence with others, tolerance, honesty and dedication to duty will remain with us all for the benefit and greater glory of our dear nation.
“On behalf of my family, the Government and people of Delta State, I extend our warmest wishes to Muslims in Delta State, Nigeria and across the world celebrating Eid-el-Fitr,” he said.
The governor said that as Muslims celebrated in Nigeria, it was important to remind Nigerians of the importance of respecting all faiths and beliefs.
“May the lessons and blessings of the Holy Month also permeate all national endeavors and positively influence our attitudes towards our fellow men and women ” he said.
Okowa added that the lessons of Ramadan should positively permeate all sectors of the country, irrespective of religion or origin and promote greater commitment to the peace, unity and stability of the nation.
“It is my hope that the celebration brings joy to all homes,” Okowa said. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)