A famous chieftain of the APC and stellar aspirant in the gubernatorial race in Kogi State, Admiral Jibrin Oyibe Usman felicitates with the people of Kogi State on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitri, an important religious occasion celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.
In a Sallah message personally signed by Admiral Usman and made available to journalists in Lokoja, he called on the people of Kogi State to imbibe the spirit of empathy, sacrifice and love, which is the cardinal teaching of Prophet Muhammed (SAW). He also enjoins all Muslims to show love for others and live a life of piety, charity and be considerate in their dealings with everyone.
The statement reads:
It gives me great joy to offer you all, particularly the Muslim faithful my heartfelt felicitations and good wishes on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitri at the conclusion of Ramadan, a month dedicated to fasting, prayer and helping the poor.
We have every reason to profusely thank Almighty Allah for the grace and strength to successfully go through the Holy Month of Ramadan in good health. As faithful Muslims, we have all devoted thirty days to worshipping Allah with piety, perseverance and kindness to our neighbours, besides avoiding other sinful acts.
May Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala accept our fasting, our prayers, our worship and all our good deeds done in the blessed month of Ramadan.
The Month of Ramadan serves as a season of spiritual renewal and gratitude for the bounties bestowed upon all human beings. It is a month in which families become closer, communities strengthen their foundations and individuals reaffirm their spiritual roots.
Therefore, as we celebrate the Eid-el-Fitri to mark the end of the Holy Month, I wish to call on you all to continue to imbibe the spirits of empathy, sacrifice and love, which are the cardinal teachings of Prophet Muhammed (Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam).
Kogi State needs the sacrifice and understanding of all and sundry at this time to bolster our corporate security, social harmony, peaceful coexistence and welfare. As people who have faith in the Almighty Allah, the Creator of all beings, I beseech the Muslim Ummah to show love for others and live life of piety, charity and care.
On behalf of my family and loved ones, I wish the entire Muslim Ummah in Kogi State and Nigeria a blissful, peaceful, and joyous Eid-el-Fitri celebration.
Taqabbala Allahu minna wa minkum. Assalaamu alaykum.
Admiral Jibrin Oyibe Usman CFR.”