Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has enjoined Muslims in Nigeria to use the 2015 Eid el-Kabir to partner with all governments across the country to move Nigeria to greater heights.
Ayade made the call in his Eid el-Kabir message signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Ita, on Wednesday in Calabar.
"While I congratulate all my Muslim brothers and sisters across the country on this year’s Eid el-Kabir, made possible by the Almighty Allah, I want to appeal for your collective support to the government so that we can pull through current challenges.
"As devout faithful, let us harness our creative energies, our love for one another towards the development of the country by aligning with our President, Muhammadu Buhari, to help realise the dream of the founding fathers for a better Nigeria for all.
As we celebrate, we must not be unmindful of the lessons of Eid el-Kabir, which are sacrifice, peace and love for our neighbours which are the hallmarks of a true Muslim," Ayade saiud
He urged the Muslim community in the state to continue cooperate with people of other faith to sustain the prevailing atmosphere which has made the most peaceful in the country and the best investment destination in the country.
The governor also urged them to demonstrate good example by exhibiting the true teachings of Islam and prayed that they ensure peace amid the celebration.