Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has congratulated the Muslim Ummah in Nigeria and around the world on the successful completion of Ramadan and the Eid El-fitr celebration, 2020.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, Bello who described Eid El-fitr as a joyous end to Ramadan’s month of fasting and spiritual renewal, urged Muslim faithfuls to sustain the lessons learnt during the Ramadan and to continue to show love to one another.
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 after the Ramadan.
According to him, doing good should not be limited to the holy month of Ramadan but should continue throughout the year.
Governor Yahya 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”.
The Governor urged members of the public to adhere to personal hygiene , WHO and NCDC protocol amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic .”I appeal to the general public that we are celebrating this year’s Eid-el Fitr under the most unimaginable circumstance.
This is not the best time for us to embark on festive visitation; rather, I urge you to make use of social media and other means of communication to extend best wishes to fellow Muslim Ummah and your loved ones,” he said .