•Wishes God’s blessing on the state, Nigeria
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Governor of Kwara State, has congratulated the Muslim community on the end of Ramadan and the start of Eid-el-Fitri.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the Governor asked the faithful to internalize the teachings and spirits of the fasting month and let them to influence their behavior in society going forward.
AbdulRazaq, who is in Saudi Arabia doing the smaller Hajj (Umrah), personally greeted the Emir of Ilorin and faithful leader Dr Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari on the occasion of Eid, pleading with God to grant the first class monarch many fruitful years in good health.
“I wish everyone a blessed Eid, and pray Allah to accept and reward our fasting, our alms, and our worship with Al-jannah Firdaus. I pray Allah to accept our prayers on ourselves, our families, our communities, and our country, Nigeria. We beseech Him to grant us peace and harmony, and give all the leaders (incumbent and incoming) the guidance to move our country to greater heights,” governor Abdulrazaq said.
“Similarly, in the spirit of the holy month, I urge our compatriots to forgive one another, put behind us all pre-election grudges, and support all government’s initiatives to build and consolidate peace in every part of Nigeria, as well as build a stronger economy in an atmosphere of love and harmony. This is our country; we have a task to make it work with our collective efforts, commitment, and good attitude, keeping in mind that no society is without its struggles.” Abdulrazaq added.