The Chairman of Association of Local Government of Nigeria(ALGON) in Oyo State and Chairman of Oluyole Local Government, Prince Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye, has felicitated with Muslims on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitri celebration and urged Nigerians to shun prejudice.
Aleshinloye stated this in a statement he personally signed and made available to Newspeakonline on Tuesday morning.
The ALGON boss enjoined Nigerians to sustain the spirit of love, brotherhood, tolerance and care which were dutifully demonstrated during the month of Ramadan.
The statement reads: “It is with great pleasure that I join all our Muslim faithfuls in celebrating this year’s Eid-el-Fitri, to mark the end of Ramadan. I congratulate you all and give praise to almighty Allah for giving you the grace to complete 30 days of fasting in line with His injunction in the Holy Quran and as practiced by Prophet Muhammed (SAW).
“As we celebrate this special day, I enjoin you all to sustain the spirit of love, brotherhood, tolerance and care which were dutifully demonstrated during the month of Ramadan. Let us not forget the lessons that Ramadan was meant to teach us which include the fear of God and care for the less privileged in the society.
“I appeal to Nigerians to rise against the odds by keeping prejudices and intolerance aside for the growth and development of the country.
“Let me again, use this opportunity to pledge our commitment to uphold and protect the right of all citizens to freedom of believe and worship. Every religion preaches, peace and harmonious coexistence among all people. We must continue to live by these principles so that our state and our nation will continue to grow in peace, progress and prosperity.
“Let me also reiterate that the safety of lives and property of all our citizens remain top priority. I urge everybody to continue to cooperate with all the security agencies to keep our communities safe.
“Once again, l felicitate with you and pray that almighty Allah will spare our lives to witness many more months of Ramadan.”