AKHERE GODWIN, Benin
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has urged the Muslim Ummah to continue to join hands with government to move the state and the country to a greater height.
In his Eid-el-Kabir message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Peter Okhiria, the Governor said “I congratulate the Muslim Ummah on this year’s Eid-El-Kabir, which has pleased Almighty Allah for us to be part of.
“I sincerely appeal to the faithful to harness their thoughts and energies towards the development of Edo state and the country by joining hands with the State Government and our President, Muhammadu Buhari to help the Government realize its dream of a better state for all.
“We should remember the lessons of Eid -el-Kabir, which are sacrifice, peace and love for neighbours which are the hallmarks of a true Muslim.
“In Edo State, I am proud to say the Muslim faithful are exemplars in exhibiting the true teachings of Islam which they practice in their daily dealings. I however appeal to the Muslim Community to continue to join hands with people of other faith to maintain the prevalent peace which has made our state the safest in the entire South-South region and one of the best investment destinations in the country.
“I pray Almighty Allah will accept our good deeds, forgive our sins and fill our hearts with His love as we celebrate in peace and with joy.”