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Lagos PDP chair, Doherty, Abiru congratulates Muslims on the celebration of Eid-Ul-Fitr.

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The Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Adedeji Doherty and the member representing Shomolu Constituency 02, at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Rotimi Abiru have sent greetings to members of the Lagos Muslims community and Muslims across Nigeria as they observe this years’ Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Breaking the Fast.

Doherty in his message to Muslim faithfuls in Lagos State and the nation at large contained in a statement by one of his media aides, Prince Wale Fadipe, said; “Eid-Ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, a time of prayer, reflection, and fasting. It is the holiest month of the Muslim year.

 “The Ramadan fast has afforded us the opportunity to reconnect with our creator and extend the hand of fellowship to our fellow men. However, as we celebrate, we should not forget the lessons learnt, to wit, the spirit of piety, alms-giving, of compassion and love for fellow men.”

He urged all adherents of Islam to continue to abide by the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad after the holy month so that they would receive more reward from the Almighty Allah.

“Islam is indeed a religion of peace and the true essence of the religion is to unite the entire mankind in love and harmony.

“It is, therefore, a duty on all Muslims to make sacrifices towards ensuring peaceful and harmonious co-existence with adherents of other faith just like the holy Prophet Muohammad (PBUH) has set example for us during his lifetime”

Doherty said what the nation needs at this crucial stage is a committed leadership, which is driven by honest and open desire to lead the country out of its present predicament of the Covid-19 dilemma.

Assuring that his administration as chairman of the main opposition party in Lagos State would continue to support the ruling party to make sure that the current administration get it right especially in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The state PDP chairman thanked Muslims in the country, who responded to calls by him and other leaders for special prayers during the Ramadan for the fight against the global pandemic of Covid-19 in Nigeria.

He also urged all elected officials at all levels of governance to avoid overheating the polity with unnecessary ethnic and political intrigues but unite and collectively fight the common and popular  enemy “Covid-19”.

He urged them to give the highest priority to fulfilling their promises of better living conditions for the electorate before turning their minds to plans and permutations for future elections

“We must all continue to pray and work hard towards building a peaceful, united and prosperous Nigeria.”

The lawmaker member representing Shomolu Constituency 02, at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Rotimi Abiru in his message called on Muslims to use this period of Eid-el-fitr Celebration to pray for an end to the health crisis facing the country and the world at large as a result of the trending virus, COVID 19 pandemic.

Abiru Congratulated Muslim faithful on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast noting the unique way this year Ramadan was observed occasioned by the pandemic.

The lawmaker urged Muslims to offer special prayers to overcome the Covid-19 Pandemic and also pray for peace, unity and economic recovery in Nigeria.

Abiru further urged Muslims to use the occasion of the sallah celebration to reach out to the vulnerable in their respective areas.

He felicitated with the Muslims Ummah, the people of Shomolu, Bariga his constituency and Lagos State in general on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr.

“I urge you to reflect on the lessons of virtues of sacrifice, forgiveness, piety, self-denial and genuine love towards one another as preached during Ramadan,” Abiru concluded.

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