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News - South West - Ogun Updated: April 09, 2024

Eid Fitri: Ogun: Abiodun preaches peace, love

By Kehinde Ayanboade
April 09, 2024
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Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has urged Nigerians to have hope for a better Nigeria with prayers from both Christian and Muslim faithful.

Abiodun also commended the peaceful co-existence among the various religious bodies in the state, which has paved the way for the seamless governance in the Gateway State.

Governor Abiodun, in a statement to mark the Eid-el-Fitri (end of Ramadan), assured Nigerians that with the various interventions by both the federal and state governments, they would soon come out of their current economic predicaments.

The governor recalled the various interventions his administration has made since the economic challenges began, including the latest distribution of food palliatives and the ‘Educash’ transfers, which, he said, were aimed at lessening the burden on the citizens of the state.

Prince Abiodun acknowledged the support of religious bodies to the success of his administration, even as he preached love, understanding, unity, and peaceful co-existence among the people of the state.

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He called on Muslims to let the lessons of the holy month of Ramadan, including patience, self-discipline, love for one another and kindness, guide their daily lives.

He said: “I extend my warmest congratulations to our Muslim brothers and sisters on the occasion of the celebrations of Eid-el-Fitri. May this significant celebration of Ramadan’s end bring you and your families abundant blessings, love, peace, and unity.

“Let us take a moment to reflect on the lessons learnt throughout the holy month of Ramadan and allow the spirit of Eid to guide our actions towards compassion, kindness, and understanding. Together, may we continue to build a thriving community where everyone feels valued and included.

“As we rejoice in this festive period, let us also remember to uphold the core values of humanity, respect, and harmonious co-existence that define our great state. By embracing these ideals, we can forge a better future for all.”

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