Eid-el-Kabir Celebration: Governor Diri Felicitates With Muslims …assures on peaceful co-existence in Bayelsa


From Godwin Chukwuedozie, Yenagoa

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, congratulates the Muslim Ummah in Nigeria and particularly in the state on this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration.


The Bayelsa governor in a statement by his spokesperson, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, on Wednesday, urged Muslim adherents to use the opportunity of the festival to renew their faith in the Creator and in the unity of our country.

Governor Diri noted that Eid-el-Kabir is a feast of love, selflessness and sacrificial giving, calling on Muslims and other citizens in Bayelsa to continue to live in peace and brotherliness.

He said his administration has guaranteed peaceful co-existence in the state and ensured that the right environment was created for business and work no matter your religion or where you are from.

He said: “Love is the highest form of virtue. The Eid-el-Kabir celebration is a time to reflect on and manifest it.

“I urge our Muslim brothers to renew their faith in God Almighty and in the unity of our country as I congratulate them on the auspicious celebration of Eid-el-Kabir.

“My administration has guaranteed the right environment for peaceful co-existence in the state and will continue to ensure citizens live, do business and work without hindrance regardless of religion or where they are from.

“We will continue to place priority on the peace and security of the state as part of our social contract with citizens while everyone is expected to be law-abiding.

“I pray that this celebration will usher in more joy for the Muslim faithful and greater prosperity for our state and our country.

“Eid Mubarak.”

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