Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has urged the Muslim faithful in the country to make love, peace and unity the hallmark of their celebrations as they mark the Eid-el- Kabir.
Governor Uzodimma said imbibing the spirit of love, peace, kindness, unity and sacrifice goes a long way in showing their understanding of what Prophet Mohammed stood and died for.
In a statement signed by Oguwike Nwachuku, Chief Press Secretary/ Special Adviser, Media, Governor Uzodimma further admonished Muslims to fervently pray for peace, unity, love, prosperity, stability and security of Nigeria.
He said no time was better to pray for Nigeria than now that the peace, love, unity, stability and prosperity of the country is being threatened by security breaches and sundry crimes.
Governor Uzodimma also used the opportunity to salute President Muhammadu Buhari whom he said has demonstrated uncommon commitment to the security of Nigeria through social investment programmes that cater to the needs of the people.
While urging Muslims to use the opportunity of the Eid-El-Kabir to also pray for President Buhari, Governor Uzodimma noted that the President is taking steps to rewrite the story of Nigeria as regards infrastructure development and social welfare of the youth, women and the vulnerable in the country.
The governor further tasked the Muslims to remember to observe all the Covid-19 pandemic protocols as they mingle in merriment, noting that wearing of face masks, washing their hands with running water and observing social distancing, will go a long way in helping them observe incident free Sallah celebration.
Furthermore, Governor Uzodimma urged the Muslims with means not to forget the poor and vulnerable ones in their midst by ensuring that they share with them what they have in the spirit of the ocassion.