Goodwill messages galore as Muslims mark Eid-el-Fitr
Messages of goodwill and felicitations have poured for Muslims who will troop out today to mark Eid-el-Fitr, the festival that marks the end of Ramadan.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his message of goodwill urged Muslims to embody the virtues of Ramadan beyond the fasting season and become good ambassadors of the Islamic religion at all times. He urged them to shun greed and stop glorifying the thieves in the country.
The U.S., in a message by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, extended best wishes to Muslim friends and partners celebrating Eid-el-Fitr.
“This holiday marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting, charity, compassion, and reflection.
“Eid-el-Fitr reminds all of us in the United States and abroad, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, to maintain the spirit and lessons of Ramadan throughout the year: to promote peace, to be of service to those who are suffering and displaced, to respect diversity, and to empathise with everyone around us.
“The United States is proud of the strong relationships we have built with Muslim nations and communities around the world.
“We are also proud of the contributions of the 3.4 million American Muslims who deeply enrich our social fabric on a daily basis,” the message read in part.
According to the statement, these contributions reflect the United States’ bedrock principles of religious pluralism and public service.
“As you mark this special holiday with loved ones, I wish you peace and prosperity in the coming year. Eid Mubarak,” it added.
In Lagos, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the security, peace and prosperity of the nation.
In an Eid-el-Fitr goodwill message to Muslims, in Lagos, the senator said:”Having had the period for reflection, re-commitment and prayer for our wellbeing as a people, it is my hope that beyond this period, we will continue to pray for the security, peace and prosperity of our nation.”
Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, urged Muslims to remain steadfast, committed to the worship of Allah and continue to pray for the development of the country.
Adebule urged Muslims to continue doing good after Ramadan.(NAN)