Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has urged Nigerians to put all pre-election grudges behind them and support all government’s initiatives to build and consolidate peace across the country as well as build a stronger economy in a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere.
The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Thursday congratulated the Muslim community on the completion of Ramadan and the dawn of Eid-el-fitr, urging them to imbibe the lessons and spirit of the holy month to henceforth guide their conduct in the society.
AbdulRazaq, who is away in Saudi Arabia to perform the lesser Hajj (Umrah), specifically congratulated the Emir of Ilorin and leader of the faithful Dr Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari on the occasion of the Eid, and prayed to God to grant the first class monarch more rewarding years in good health.
“I wish everyone a blessed Eid, and pray Allah to accept and reward our fasting, our alms, and our worship with Al-jannah Firdaus.
“I pray Allah to accept our prayers on ourselves, our families, our communities, and our country, Nigeria. We beseech Him to grant us peace and harmony, and give all the leaders both incumbent and incoming the guidance to move our country to greater heights,” the statement said.
“Similarly, in the spirit of the holy month, I urge our compatriots to forgive one another, put behind us all pre-election grudges, and support all government’s initiatives to build and consolidate peace in every part of Nigeria, as well as build a stronger economy in an atmosphere of love and harmony.
“This is our country; we have a task to make it work with our collective efforts, commitment, and good attitude, keeping in mind that no society is without its struggles,” the governor added.