Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has felicitated with Nigerian Muslims as they celebrate Eid-el-Kabir.
Okowa, in a Sallah message issued on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifejika, said Eid-el-Kabir was a season of love, peace, togetherness and sacrifice. He urged Muslims to emulate the Holy Prophet Mohammed by imbibing the ideals of sacrifice He exemplified.
The Governor called on Nigerians to embrace religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence, in order to promote unity across the country and enhance national development.
Senator Okowa prayed God to use the celebration to impact positively on the lives of Nigerians and assured the people of Delta state that the state government would work with security agencies to ensure that all citizens celebrated the Sallah in peace and harmony.
He congratulated the Muslim community in the state on the celebration, and assured them that his administration would continue to partner them to move the state forward.
The Governor commended the community for its continued support for his administration, saying that they should use the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations to intensify prayers for Nigeria to enable it to overcome the myriad of problems confronting it.
Okowa said the season called for forgiveness and love for one another, stressing the need for Nigerians to be united and be their brother’s keepers in spite of all odds.