Ekweremadu, Wase, Obi, Others Canvass Unity, Peaceful Co-existence among Nigerians


Our Correspondents

As Muslims celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Fitr, to mark the end of Ramadan, Former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Ahmed Idris Wase, a former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi and a former presidential candidate in the 2019 general election, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, have called for unity among Nigerians and the need for continuous prayer for Nigeria in light of the security crisis and economic hardships.

Similarly, they called for peace and for all stakeholders in the Nigerian project to unite in the interest of the country.

Ekweremadu has urged Muslim faithful to in the spirit of the end of Ramadan Fast, Eid el Fitri, pray for a nation in distress.

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment made the call Wednesday in his goodwill message to the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr, noting that Nigeria needed divine healing at this point of her history.

Wase urged Muslims in the country to use the period of the Eid-el-Fitr to reflect on their spiritual lives as individuals and how they can contribute more meaningfully towards the unity, stability and progress of Nigeria.

In a Sallah message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Umar Puma, Wase called on all Nigerians to be more dedicated to the Nigerian project, saying that with unity of purpose, building a virile and Obi charged Nigerians not to allow the prevailing hardship and mounting insecurity in the country to adversely affect their spirit of love, brotherliness and peaceful co-existence.

He said the people should rather use this year’s Eid-el-Fitr festivities to engender the spirit of oneness and also re-dedicate themselves to the virtues of love, patriotism and unity for the desired national development.

On his part, former presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Olawepo-Hashim called on political leaders and other stakeholders to unite and save Nigeria from imminent collapse.

He said political leaders in the country, irrespective of their political or ideological leanings should put heads together in order to agree on a workable agenda to stabilise the nation.

Okowa Calls for Prayers to Fight Insecurity

Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged Nigerians to have full recourse to God for solution to protecting insecurity in the country.

He made the call in his message to Muslims in Delta and across the country on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

In the message conveyed in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika in Asaba, the governor said that Muslims and Christians should intensify prayers to complement federal and states’ governments efforts at ending insecurity in the country.

He added that Nigerians should also pray for the peace of the nation and to avert a possible third wave of COVID-19 pandemic. According to Okowa charged all Muslim faithful and Nigerians to use the celebration for sober reflection and supplication for peace, unity and progress of the nation.

Don’t Forget Lessons of Ramadan, Oyetola implores Muslims

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has urged the people of the state not to forget the significance and lessons of the just- concluded month of Ramadan.

Oyetola said this in his Sallah Message to congratulate the Muslim Ummah on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast and wish them a blessed and peaceful Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

He prayed Allah to accept all acts of worship and supplications of the Muslim faithful during the glorious month.

Ayade Harps on Peace, Oneness

Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, has congratulated Muslim faithful on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast.

In an Eid-el-Fitr message to the Muslim Ummah signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, the governor averred that “Eid-el-Fitr offers an excellent opportunity for Muslims to break barriers and reach out to fellow Nigerians, heal wounds and work toward a united, peaceful Nigeria especially at this time our country is facing myriad of economic and security challenges.”

Sanwo-Olu Seeks Peaceful Co-Existence among Lagos Residents

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has felicitated with Nigerians, especially Muslim faithful as they celebrate Eid-el-Fitri, which marks end of the month-long Ramadan fasting and prayers.

Sanwo-Olu, in his Eid-el-Fitr message released on Wednesday urged Muslims in Lagos State and across the country to continue on the path of spirituality and peaceful co-existence.

The governor said the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr is very significant to Muslims across the world as one of the major pillars of Islam, which teaches abstinence from worldly pleasures, steadfastness in prayers and total submission to the will of Allah in accordance with the Quranic injunctions.

Fayemi Tells Muslims, Christians to Live as Brothers

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has felicitated with Muslims in the state and Nigeria as a whole, for witnessing this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

Fayemi said the completion of the 30-day Ramadan fast was a rare privilege from the Almighty Allah on the faithful.

The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, noted that witnessing this year’s Eid el Fitri has crowned a long period of supplication and adherence to an important pillar in Islam.

Fayemi called on Muslims and adherents of other faiths to always pray for peace, progress, development and prosperity of Ekiti State and Nigeria.

Abiodun Urges Muslims to Uphold Tenets of Ramadan

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has congratulated them for witnessing the end of Ramadan fast and urged them to uphold lessons and tenets Ramadan symbolises.

Abiodun, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, noted Muslims had engaged in the spiritual exercise as directed by Allah for the past one month, calling on the faithful not to do away with love, prayers, unity and harmony that formed the basis of the holy month.

He further urged them to continue to offer prayers for peace and unity in the country, particularly in the face of security and economic challenges.

Time to Seek God’s Face over Insecurity, Says Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has called on Muslims faithful in the state and across the country to use the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr, to seek the face of Allah on insecurity ravaging the country.

Akeredolu made the call while congratulating Muslims on successful completion of Ramadan fast and celebration of Eid-el-Fitr.

The governor implores all faithfuls to remain steadfast and reflect the lessons of Ramadan through sustained supplication and commitment to the overall peace and security of the state and the country at large.

Niger Gov Felicitates with Muslims, Promises Improved Security

Niger State Governor. Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has felicitated with Muslims on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Fitr festival promising also improved security in bandits prone areas of the state.

In his Eid-el-Fitr message Bello charged Muslim faithful to continue in the spirit of the one month Ramadan fast by praying for the peace and progress of the state and Nigeria in general.

In the message signed by his Chief Press Secretary Mary Noel Berje, Governor Bello also called on Muslims “to apply the lessons of self-control, discipline, sacrifice and perseverance derived from fasting in the month of Ramadan, and stay off evil in the overall interest of the state and country.”

Ugwuanyi Salutes Muslims, Calls for Prayers, Sober Reflection

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has called on all Nigerians to take advantage of the occasion to reflect soberly and intensify prayers for the peace, security, unity and progress of the country.

In his Sallah message, Ugwuanyi, who felicitated with all Muslim faithful, stressed that the religious event has great positive impact on the nation’s efforts in surmounting its security, socio-economic and public health challenges.

The governor therefore enjoined all Nigerians to continue to trust in God and embrace the cherished virtues of love, charity, peace and sacrifice as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Mohammed.

Obaseki Urges Tolerance, Peaceful Co-existence

The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Muslims in the state as they celebrate Eid-el-Fitr after the successful completion of the Ramadan fast.

In his Eid-El Fitr message, Obaseki charged Muslim faithful to remain steadfast and continue to pray for peace and unity of the country, noting that development and growth can only take place when the people are united.

The governor further urged them to embrace the spirit of love, selflessness, tolerance, sacrifice and charity, as taught by the Holy Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W).

Al-Makura Urges Muslims to Direct Their Action towards Attaining Peace

The senator representing Nasarawa South in the National Assembly, Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has felicitated with Muslims on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration, urging them to direct their actions towards attaining peace and progress in the country.

Al-Makura stated this in a statement signed by his Press Secretary, Danjuma Joseph, and issued to journalists in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital.

He said: “Beyond spiritual upliftment, Ramadan fasting also teaches lessons of tolerance and peaceful co-existence, adding that the lessons would be useful if everyone plays his role in strengthening peace and harmony in the country.”

House Minority Caucus Urges Peaceful Co-existence

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has congratulated Muslim faithful on the completion of Holy Ramadan fasting, urging citizens to use the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr to rekindle hope in the unity of the country.

The caucus in a statement by its Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu said Nigerians, especially the leaders should deploy the imbibed lessons of self-restrain and trust in God to engender honesty, justice, mutual respect, tolerance peaceful co-existence as well as love and care for one another, in line with the teachings of the Holy Prophet Mohammed.

Ramadan, Window for National Healing, Says Nwankwo

A leading gubernatorial aspirant in the Anambra State governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo, has called on the disparate groups threatening the Nigerian federation to have a re-think by imbibing the spiritual lessons offered by Ramadan season.

In a message by his Media Adviser, Edward Dibiana, the gubernatorial hopeful felicitated with the country’s Muslim community for faithfully going through the fasting period, in spite of the harsh times.

Nwankwo, who is the Chairman/CEO of Wichtech Group, expressed hopes that the country would yet again surmount the current challenges confronting it.

Glo Felicitates with Muslims

Telecommunications company, Globacom, has felicitated with millions of Nigerian Muslims on the celebration of the Islamic festival, Eid-el-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Globacom, in a statement in Lagos yesterday, urged the Muslim Ummah to use the end of Ramadan and the Eid-el-Fitr celebration to continue to practise acts of charity, peaceful co-existence with their neighbours and to imbibe fully the tenets of Islam as taught by Prophet Mohamed (SAW).

Be Security Conscious, Ekiti CP Tells Muslims

The Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State Command, Mr. Babatunde Mobayo, has appealed to Muslims to be security conscious during the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

Mobayo rejoiced with officers and men of the Command, the good people of Ekiti State, especially the Muslim faithful as they celebrate the year 2021 Eid-el Fitr.

This was contained in a statement issued by the command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Sunday Abutu, yesterday.

Gombe Gov Felicitates with Muslim Ummah

Gombe state Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has felicitated with the Muslim Ummah in the state as they joined other faithful in the world in celebrating the Eid el-fitr, which marks the successful completion of the Ramadan fast.

In a goodwill message, the governor urged the Ummah to sustain the lessons of the holy month and replicate them in their daily lives for the good of the society.

Masari Harps on the Need for Patriotic Media

As Muslims across the world celebrate the Eid el Fitr, which pulls the curtains on the blessed Month of Ramadan, Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has urged the media in the country to be more circumspect in the discharge of its responsibility.

He said given the dire security challenges confronting the nation, there is need for the media to be more focused, patriotic and circumspect in the way and manner it discharges its responsibilities.

The governor also urged Nigerians to remain vigilant and oppose any agitations which aim to balkanise the country into hostile entities, saying a broken Nigeria will serve nobody’s interest.

While congratulating the global Muslim community for successfully completing one of the five pillars of Islam, he called on Muslims and their fellow compatriots in other faiths to always put Nigeria first in their thoughts, actions and utterances, and shun anything that endangers the corporate existence of Nigeria as a united entity.