The governor of Anambra State, Prof. Charles Soludo, has urged Nigerians to maintain hope despite the country’s challenges.
In a statement released by his press secretary, Christian Aburime, Soludo issued the warning while congratulating Muslims in Anambra State and all over the nation on the celebration of Eid-el-Fitri, which marks the conclusion of the fasting month of Ramadan.
He gave the Muslims his congratulations on finishing their month-long fast.
Governor Soludo stated that the spiritual exercise had drawn them closer to Allah.
He urged Muslims and other Nigerians to live in peace, love and harmony with one another as brothers and sisters.
According to him, Ramadan is a season of discipline and sacrifice. He urged Muslims to celebrate with modesty and remember the underprivileged among them.
He said, “The holy month of Ramadan, no doubt, has drawn you closer to the Almighty Allah. The period was one characterised by discipline, humility and love for fellow men and women. I urge you not to depart from these noble principles.
“Let these teachings of the holy month define your future relationship with fellow Muslims and other citizens. I urge you not to lose hope in the country, irrespective of the difficulties and economic challenges the country is currently passing.”
The governor also called on the Nigerian leaders irrespective of religion and denomination to draw from the lessons of Ramadan in ensuring justice, equity and good governance to every citizens.
According to Soludo, leadership is a trust for which they would render account of their stewardship to God in the fullness of time.
He sued for peace among the component parts of the country, stressing that without peace, no meaningful development can take place.