The State Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Cross River State, Alphonsus Ogar Eba Esq, JP has felicitated with the Muslim Community on the celebration of the Eid-el-Fitr, saying that though Ramadan fast is over, it is important that the lessons of the season are sustained and replicated in our daily lives for the good of society. He congratulated all Muslims for successfully completing this year’s Ramadan Fast.

In a Sallah Message on Wednesday in Calabar, the Chairman urged the Muslim Community and Cross Riverians to pray for the unity and peace of the State, nation and world at large as they celebrate. He urged Nigerians to promote religious tolerance, adding that such virtue would ensure peace across the country and enhance national development.

He said, “I will like to remind Cross Riverians and Nigerians of the importance of respecting the faiths and beliefs of all and enjoined all Muslim faithful and all of us in general to use the occasion of the celebration for sober reflection and pray for peace, unity and progress of Cross River State and the nation.

“As we celebrate Eid-el-Fitri, 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 with others, tolerance, honesty and dedication to duty will remain with us all for the benefit and greater glory of our dear Nation.

“May the lessons and blessings of the Holy Month also permeate into us all, and positively influence our attitudes towards our fellow countrymen and women, irrespective of religion or place of origin; and promote greater commitment to the peace, unity and stability of the nation. It is my hope that today brings joy to all of your homes, both here in Cross River State, Nigeria and around the world.” he said.

He assured the Muslim community and all residents of the Governor, Sen Prince Bassey Otu -led administration’s determination to improve the lives of her citizens and commended the Muslim community in Cross River State for their consistent support for his administration.

Happy Eid-el-fitr celebration.


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