Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello extends his heartfelt greetings to Muslims in Nigeria and around the world on the successful completion of Ramadan and the Eid El-fitr celebration, 2019.
In the statement released by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, Bello described Eid El-fitr as a joyous end to Ramadan’s month of fasting and spiritual renewal, noting that it is a festival characterised by charitable giving; generous hospitality; and spending time with family, friends and neighbours.
While congratulating the Muslim Ummah, the governor said the values of generosity, forgiveness and compassion, which are celebrated during Eid, are ones which should be valued and upheld across the state and the rest of the world.
As doing good is not limited to the holy month of Ramadan and it should continue throughout the year, governor Bello urged philanthropists and well-to-do individuals in the society to continue to support the needy and poor with their generosity, praying to Allah the Almighty to accept “our good deeds and multiply our rewards”.
In his message to the people, Bello said, “On the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, I extend warm greetings and good wishes to the people of Kogi State and Nigeria , particularly to my Muslim brothers and sisters within and in the diaspora.”
“As we celebrate this day which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, I hope that the festival with its tradition of giving and sharing enriches our lives with a spirit of brotherhood and empathy for the deprived,” he added.
”May this auspicious day strengthen the bond of peace, unity and brotherhood across our nation,” he said.
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