As Muslims in Nigeria and the world over mark the 2023 Eid El Fitr, Governor-elect of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Umo Eno has urged them to continue to reflect on the importance of the celebration especially on selfless service to humanity, piety and devotion to God, and strengthening communal ties through peaceful coexistence.
In a goodwill message to Muslim faithfuls made available to reporters in Uyo by his Media Assistant, Anthony Udoh, he reminded them of the five pillars of Ramadan: charity, patience, forgiveness, kindness and sacrifice.
He congratulated them for a successful completion of this year’s Ramadan and urged them to continually live a life that reflects the ethos of the holy month.
Pastor Eno who has over the years identified with the Muslim community in the state during Ramadan, noted that sacrifice of love for the sake of Allah brings great rewards, adding that it is the teaching of the Almighty Allah that, “Allah will not be pleased unless we love and live in peace with one another.”
He maintained that the trajectory of peace and security in the state under the Governor Udom Emmanuel- led administration must be maintained through the collaborative effort by all, irrespective of status.
The governor-elect further promised to lead an inclusive government devoid of discrimination on the basis of gender, culture, religion or ethnicity.