Fayemi Greets Muslims At Eid El Fitri

August 18, 2012

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated Muslims in the state and the country in general on the successful completion of the 30 days of Ramadan fast.
The Governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olayinka Oyebode, also urged Muslims to use the period of Eid- el- Fitri to pray for Nigeria to overcome the present security challenges.
He said it is only when peace reigns  that Muslims and adherents of other religions can contribute meaningfully to the social and economic development of the country and its component units.

Fayemi also commended Muslims in the state for their unflinching support for his administration through their prayers, counsel and robust participation in governance. He promised that his administration will not disappoint the people of the state in improving their standard of living and executing projects that will have positive bearing on their lives.
The governor charged Muslims to allow the lessons of humility, sacrifice, love and selfless service to mankind learnt during the 30 day fast to continue to be their  guide in their daily activities.

He noted that Ramadan which is one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith has brought Muslims closer to Allah calling for the sustenance of the piety and spiritual rejuvenation achieved during the period.
Fayemi counseled Muslims not to go back to the vices that has been renounced during the Ramadan period in order to retain the mercy and favour of Allah.
The governor also advised Muslims in the state to use the Eid el Fitri as an opportunity for sober reflection and celebrate the festival in moderation.

While urging the people of the state to pray for the success of his  administration to implement its eight point agenda, Fayemi said this would ensure overall development and banish poverty from Ekiti.

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