From Victor Seyi, Ilorin
Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed has urged Nigerians, irrespective of their religious beliefs to imbibe the lessons of Ramadan, especially the values of good neighbourliness, patriotism and respect for the sanctity of human life.
Governor Ahmed, who stated this in his Eid-el-fitri message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Abdulwahab Oba, identified greed and selfishness as causes of Nigeria’s socio-political, economic and security problems.
He emphasised that if Nigerians demonstrate the kind of compassion and love for one another as displayed during the holy month of Ramadan, Nigeria will surmount its numerous challenges and become a role model to other nations.
The governor advised Muslims to see the Eid-el-Fitri not only as a period for mere festivity but as one of deep spiritual devotion and rededication to the values of humility and respect for the dignity of human life.
Governor Ahmed, who congratulated the Muslim Ummah and the entire people
of Kwara State for witnessing another Eid-el-Fitri celebration, assured them that his administration remained committed to fulfilling its campaign promises, stressing that the current economic downturn in the country is a passing phase in the march to
greatness and the state’s financial independence.
Dr Ahmed thanked Kwarans for their unflinching support thus far, urging them to remain steadfast as the state continues its steady stride towards building a Kwara that matches the people’s dream and overcoming the prevailing financial challenges.