Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has charged Muslims in the country to reflect on the various challenges facing the nation with a view to collaborating with the Government to surmount the problems.
Besides, he said that the challenges require the cooperation of all to achieve meaningful progress and development in the country.
The Governor who stated this in a goodwill message issued in Asaba yesterday to mark this year’s Eid-El-Kabir, stressed the need for Nigerians to be their brothers’ keepers.
“I call on all Muslims to use the period to reflect on the various challenges facing the nation. It takes the concerted efforts of all to achieve meaningful development in any nation”, he stated.
Furthermore, he said: “This season calls for forgiveness and love for one another. There is need for Nigerians to be their brothers’ keeper in spite of all odds”.
He urged the Muslim brothers and sisters to imbibe the spirit of peace, sacrifice, love, piety, tolerance and mutual co-existence to underscore the significance of the festival which he noted was obedience and willingness to sacrifice to Almighty Allah, as exemplified in the story of Prophet Ibrahim and his son, Issah.
Governor Uduaghan commended Muslims in the State for their peaceful disposition and industry, which have contributed to the development of the State, assuring them of adequate security of lives and property at all times.
“Let me also use this opportunity to salute the people of the State for their steadfastness and for being partners in progress, which has made this government a model in the area of service delivery”, he added.