Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed and the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Dr. Ali Ahmad, have urged Nigerians, irrespective of religious beliefs, to imbibe the lessons of Ramadan, especially the values of good neghbourliness, patriotism and respect for the sanctity of human life.
Governor Ahmed who stated this in his Eid-el-fitri message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Alhaji Abdulwahab Oba, identified greed and selfishness as causes of Nigeria’s socio-political, economic and security problems.
Similarly, the Speaker ‎urged Muslims to sustain the lessons of piety, steadfastness, love, tolerance, perseverance in the month of Ramadan beyond the sacred month to enhance the well being of the nation.
According to Governor Ahmed, “If Nigerians demonstrate the kind of compassion and love for one another as displayed during the holy month of Ramadan, Nigeria will surmount its numerous challenges and become a role model to other nations.
“Muslims are advised especially, to see the Eid-el-fitri not only as a period for mere festivity but as one of deep spiritual devotion and rededication to the values of humility and respect for the dignity of human life.”
Ahmed, who congratulated Muslim Ummah and the entire people of Kwara State for witnessing another Eld-el-fitri celebration, assured them that his administration remains committed to the realisation of its campaign promises, stressing that the current economic downturn in the country is a passing phase in the match to greatness and the State’s financial independence.
Meanwhile, in his sallah message signed by his Spokesperson, Alhaji Abdulrahman Sanni, the Speaker noted with delight that most Muslim Ummah had used the period to move closer to Allah and extended hands of benevolence to the down trodden in the holy month.
The Speaker also enjoined Muslim faithful not to use the festival for merry making but to reflect on how the nation could overcome insecurity, corruption and other issues threatening her corporate existence and impeding her socio-economic and political emancipation.

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