Eid – el – Kabir: Okowa Urges Muslims To Pray For Nigeria

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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has felicitated with Nigerian Muslims as they celebrate Eid-el-Kabir, urging them to imbibe the ideals of sacrifice exemplified by Prophet Mohammed.

In a Sallah message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, the Governor said Eid-el-Kabir was a season of love, peace, togetherness and sacrifice.

He urged Nigerians to embrace peaceful co-existence and pray to God to heal the land from the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging nations of the world, adding that God would use the celebration to better the lots of Nigerians who struggled daily to eke out a living amid numerous challenges confronting the nation.

The Governor assured of a peaceful celebration in the state as the government was in touch with security agencies to ensure that all citizens celebrated the Sallah in peace and harmony.

Okowa congratulated the Muslim community in the state on the holy occasion and assured them that his administration would continue to partner them to move the state forward.

He commended Islamic faithful for their support for his administration and urged them to use the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations to pray for the country to overcome the many problems confronting it.

The Governor said this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration amid prevailing COVID-19 pandemic called for sober reflection, especially on the many lives already lost on account of the scourge.

“As the pandemic continues to ravage our people, it requires the concerted effort of all to combat it and halt its transmission among our people. This, we can achieve if we all obey the necessary protocols prescribed by the relevant health authorities.

“So, as you congregate for prayers and for celebration, you must wear face masks, maintain physical-distancing, wash hands in running water regularly and use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

“It is less cumbersome to wear the face mask than to be on a ventilator,’’ the Governor said..

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