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Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has called on Nigerians to see the celebration as a morale booster in our nation’s quest for peace, unity, and progress.
He noted that the inherent benefits from the spiritual rebirth offered by the fast are enormous and compelling.
The governor stressed the need for all Nigerians to be prayerful and continue to live in peace and harmony, love and cherish one another as people of one nation under God bound in freedom, peace, and unity.
The Eastern Updates recalls that the Federal Government had earlier declared Friday (today) and Monday, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid el-Fitr celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, according to a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Dr Shuaib Belgore, obtained on Wednesday.
He congratulated all Muslims for the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan.
Aregbesola called on all Muslims to imbibe and practice the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, self-denial, sacrifice, and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).
The self-restraint, self-denial, sacrifice, and deep spiritual consciousness that accompanied the fasting period should not end but be maintained and improved upon, in order to be a better person and true worshipper,’ the minister advised all Muslims.
Aregbesola assured that President Muhammadu Buhari was fully committed to a peaceful transition of government following successful elections. He assured of the government’s commitment to the provision of security for the life and property of every citizen and foreigner in the country.