BY PRINCELY ONYENWE,IMO
The executive Governor of Imo state, Senator Hope Uzodinma has asked Muslims to continue praying for the government and people of Imo State.
This he said today while interacting with Muslim faithfuls on Eid-el-Fitr in Owerri.
According to governor Uzodinma, who said that despite all odds, God Almighty has indeed been kind, gracious and merciful to Nigeria and Nigerians, he sized the opportunity to wish Muslims all over the world a happy celebration.
Uzodinma reiterated the call on every member of the Muslim community in the country, and in the state, especially, to devote their time to praying for a peaceful, united and prosperous NIGERIA, particularly in the face of current challenges posed by insecurity which threatens the oneness of the country.
He felicitate therefore with the Muslims on the successful completion of their Ramadan Fast.
The governor however admonished muslims to continue to reflect deeply on the teachings of Prophet Mohammed as it concerns love for one another and peaceful coexistence.
He added that the Covid-19 pandemic which has continued to ravage parts of the globe, including Nigeria and the threat of insecurity in different parts of the country will be a clear test the resilience, dedication, patience and self-sacrifice of Muslims as true believers in the teachings of Prophet Mohammed.
He earlier advised them to hold tenaciously to the positive attributes of their faith and help to serve NIGERIA with clear sense of humor and trust for one another.
Though this year’s Eid-el-Fitr ceremony, like that of 2020, may have been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and threats of insecurity in parts of the country, however, it has also provided an opportunity for the living to reflect deeply on the awesomeness of God Almighty in the face of challenges and appreciate God for what He represents in our lives.
To the Muslim faithfuls in Imo State, in particular, the governor assured them of government’s preparedness to protect the lives and property of all residents, in line with the constitutional oath of office taken for that purpose.
The governor maintained that the government of Shared Prosperity is real and will always serve the interest of all law abiding residents.
In the spirit of Eid-el-Fitr celebration, he encouraged all Muslims to spare a thought for the vulnerable, weak and needy in our midst and show them love by sharing what they have with them while praying for the government and the people of Imo State.
9News Nigeria (Owerri)
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