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Eid-el-filtr: Amosun, Cleric Preach Peace, Unity, Harmony
Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun on Sunday urged all Nigerians, irrespective of their religion and tribe to continue to live in peace, unity and harmony, stressing that Nigeria’s strength lies in its national unity.
Amosun who spoke after observing the Eid-el-filtr prayer at the Lantoro Praying ground, Abeokuta, the State capital also urged Muslims in the country to imbibe all the virtues of Ramadan, saying “We must not forget to put to use all the lessons we have learnt during Ramadan.”
The Governor who was accompanied by some members his Cabinet enjoined all the people of the country to work towards national cohesion and unity of the country, saying “Let us all continue to live and love one another.
Amosun noted that one of the virtues of the holy period was unity, hence all and sundry must work to achieve unity in the country rather than working towards things that would further divide the country.
“Let us run away from anything that divides us and speak more of what unites us.
“We have been living together in Ogun State both Muslims and Christians in peace and harmony for a long time, there is no different between us, we are one and I urge us to continue with this,” Amosun added.
The Chief Imam of Egbaland, Alhaji Liadi Orunsolu in his sermon, charged Muslims not to stop doing good among which he said was helping the less privileged in the society.
“As Muslims, we must continue with all the good deeds we did during the Ramadan and must not end there, we must continue to help the less privileged and give alms to the poor, ” he said.