- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has felicitated with Muslims on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr celebration
- The Delta state governor asked the Muslim faithful in the country to pray for Nigeria as the country battles insecurity
- The governor also felicitated with the Sultan of Sokoto and all Muslims for successfully completing their Ramadan fast
Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged Nigerians to have full recourse to God for a solution to the insecurity in the country.
Governor Okowa made the call in his message to Muslims in Delta state and across the country on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
In the message conveyed in a statement sent to Legit.ng by his spokesman, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika, the governor said that Muslims and Christians should intensify prayers to complement federal and states governments' efforts at ending insecurity in the country.
According to Okowa, this year's Eid-el-Fitr celebration is coming at a time when the country is plagued by varying security challenges, which call for fervent prayers.
Part of the statement read:
“It is my hope and prayer that Ramadan’s spiritual lessons and the Holy Prophet’s teachings of piety, love, justice, fairness, equity, peaceful co-existence, tolerance, honesty, and dedication to duty will guide our interactions and daily living.’’
Similarly, 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.
In a related development, 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.