As Muslims in Nigeria join their counterparts all over the world to celebrate Eid-el-Fitr, Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has sent a message of felicitations to Muslims in the state and country the country at large.
Abiodun, in a statement through his Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, urged Nigerian Muslims to keep faith and rededicate themselves to praying for a solution to the pandemic Covid-19.
He also urged Nigerians to live in peace with one another, even as the dreaded virus continues to wreak havoc across the world.
He urged Muslim faithfuls to fervently pray for divine intervention and respect all laid down guidelines to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
The statement reads, “Gov. Dapo Abiodun is immensely grateful to God for his mercy in guiding us through the difficult period of coronavirus and for us to successfully conclude another Ramadan fast.
“The Governor applauds the resilience, understanding and patriotic zeal of not only all Nigerian Muslims and Christians on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr. He expresses joy that more people are recovering from the pandemic as we abide by the medical protocol of physical distancing, testing, wearing if face masks and all other measures, including the curfew and lockdown rules.
“Abiodun enjoins Nigerians to allow the lessons of Ramadan namely; piety, self-denial, prayers and generosity to the poor and needy to be internalised and be with us for all time. That way we will be more spiritually and socially fulfilled.
“He, again, appeals to all Nigerians to avoid reckless statements, or actions that could aggravate the spread of the virus and tension in the country.
“He wishes us all Happy Eid-el-Fitri.”