I felicitate with our dear Muslim brothers and sisters on this spiritual occasion as we mark the end of Ramadan with Eid el Fitri celebrations.
I want to specially congratulate the entire Muslim community in Ogun State on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast.
The sacrifices you have all made during the holy month of Ramadan should draw everyone closer to the Almighty God and I enjoin all our Muslim brothers and sisters to draw enduring lessons from the holy month of Ramadan, which include personal sacrifices and self-denial. I call on you to emulate the good virtues and teachings of Prophet Mohammed (saw).
I would also like to appeal that we all see beyond artificial divisions including ethnic and religious differences in our society and abide strictly by the teachings of the Holy Quran as propagated by the Holy Prophet Mohammed (saw).
Peace is essential to the development of any nation. We should all, therefore, continue to pray and work for the peace and unity of the nation. We should focus on the things that bind us together, and eschew the ones that are capable of dividing us.
On behalf of my family, the good people and Government of Ogun State, I heartily felicitate and rejoice with all the citizens and residents of our dear state as we all celebrate Eid El Fitri.
Happy Eid El Fitri.
Prince (Dr.) Dapo Abiodun, MFR.
Executive Governor of Ogun State.