Eid-el-Fitr: Okowa calls for prayers to fight insecurity



Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has urged Nigerians to have full recourse to God for solution to  insecurity challenges in the country.


The governor made the call in message to Muslims in Delta and across the country on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr celebration which conveyed statement by Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba.


He said that Muslims and Christians should intensify prayers to complement Federal and states’  governments efforts at ending insecurity in the country.


He said that Nigerians should also pray for the peace of the nation and to avert a possible third wave of COVID-19 pandemic.


Okowa urged the Muslim faithful to extend the spiritual of Ramadan: love, peace and justice, to their daily living “as through this, they be contributing to the development of the nation”.


He charged all Muslim faithful and Nigerians to use the celebration for sober reflection and supplication for peace, unity and progress of the nation.


According to Okowa, this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration is coming at a time when the country is plagued by varying security challenges, which call for fervent prayers.


“On behalf of my family, the and people of Delta, I extend warmest wishes to Muslims celebrating Eid-el-Fitr in Delta, Nigeria and around the world.


“I congratulate Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (), Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, and all our countrymen and women who have successfully undertaken the month-long Ramadan fasting.


“It is my hope and prayer that Ramadan’s spiritual lessons and the Holy Prophet’s teachings of piety, love, justice, fairness, equity, peaceful co-existence, tolerance, honesty and dedication to duty guide our interactions and daily living.”().