The Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has advised Muslims in the country to ensure that the lessons of kindness, fear of God, spirit of helping the needy imbibed during Ramadan last beyond the holy month.
The governor gave the advice in his Eid-el-Fitri message, signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Alhaji Abdulwahab Oba, said that Nigerians should also pray for the restoration of peace in the country.
“We must as Muslims sustain our devotion to Allah, uphold the teachings of the Quran and teachings of Prophet Muhammed beyond the month of Ramadan.
“It is also important that those fortunate enough to be in positions of authority, translate the culture of piety, devotion and total submission to the will of Allah into ensuring a society free of want, poverty and hunger,” he said.
Ahmed counselled Muslims to shun all forms of vices, especially violence, that could hinder harmonious existence with people of other faiths, adding that , “It is not a mistake that God made people of diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds to co-exist in the country; it is for a purpose. The purpose, I believe, is that it should be a source of our national strength for development. We must, therefore, galvanise our national development from our ethno-religious and cultural differences.”
Courtesy - The Citizen