- Governor Hope Uzodinma has felicitated with Muslims on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr celebration
- The Imo state governor asked the Muslim faithful in the country to use the opportunity to pray for Nigeria
- The governor also felicitated with Muslims for successfully completing their Ramadan fast
Imo state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma has called on prayers for the unity of Nigeria, particularly in the face of current challenges posed by insecurity that threatens her oneness.
Felicitating with Muslims for successfully completing their Ramadan fast, Governor Uzodimma also admonished them to reflect deeply on the teachings of Prophet Mohammed as they concern love for one another and peaceful coexistence.
He then advised them to hold tenaciously to those positive attributes which their faith espouses.
Governor Uzodinma said despite all odds, God has been kind, gracious, and merciful to Nigeria and Nigerians and called on all Muslim faithful (as well as their Christian counterparts) to remain steadfast in their prayer for a peaceful, united, and prosperous country.
Part of the statement sent to Legit.ng by the media team of the governor on Thursday, May 13 read:
“We do not have any other country to call our own but Nigeria. Therefore, it behooves on all of us, irrespective of our faith, to ensure that Nigeria is made the envy of other countries.”
To the Muslim faithful in Imo state, in particular, Governor Uzodimma not only congratulated them but assured them of his government’s preparedness to protect the lives and property of all residents, in line with the constitutional oath of office taken for that purpose.
He also solicited their continuous prayers for the government and people of Imo state at a time like this, promising that his government of shared prosperity is real and will always serve the interest of all law-abiding residents.
In the spirit of the Eid-el-Fitr celebration, Governor Uzodimma encouraged all Muslims to spare a thought for the vulnerable, weak, and needy in our midst and show them love by sharing what they have with them.
Similarly, the lawmaker representing Kaduna Central senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Uba Sani, has called for prayers for victims still in the hands of kidnappers, terrorists, and bandits.
In a special Sallah message, the lawmaker expressed deep concern over the horrible situation of the abducted students of Greenfield University in Kaduna, Leah Sharibu and Chibok girls amongst other children under terrorists' captivity.
Meanwhile, Nigeria's first family on Thursday, May 13, joined millions of Muslims in the country to celebrate the Eid el-Fitr festival at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Attendees at the event were President Muhammadu Buhari, the first lady, Aisha Buhari, and some of their children and grandchildren.