Delta state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has enjoined Nigerians, especially Muslims, to observe the birth of Prophet Mohammed with sober reflections and to promote the welfare of all citizens by ensuring the protection of lives and property in the State.
Uduaghan stated this in a message he signed and made available to Blank News Online in Asaba, Delta state.
The statement reads thus:
“As the Muslim world celebrates Eid el Maulud, the birth of Prophet Mohammed, I call on all Muslims and indeed, all Deltans, to share with one another and spread the virtues of peace, love and charity, which the holy Prophet represents.
“I enjoin all Nigerians, especially Moslems, to use the festival as a period of sober reflection on the numerous challenges facing the country. I sincerely hope that all Deltans will regard the festive season as a period of renewal of faith and hope for a better future.
“I urge all Muslims to continue to follow the exemplary leadership of the noble Prophet Mohammed for a peaceful and egalitarian society. Prophet Mohammed lived a complete life worthy of emulation by all; anybody who imbibes such exemplary leadership style would enjoy the essence of life. I therefore, call on all Deltans and residents of the State to live in peace and harmony.
“My administration will continue to promote the welfare of all citizens while ensuring the protection of lives and property in the State. We remain fully committed to delivering on our promise of a prosperous Delta State beyond oil. I assure all Deltans of better years ahead as we work tirelessly to bring the desired change for a better and more developed Delta State.
“I wish all Deltans, particularly our Moslem brothers and sisters, joyful celebrations during the holiday as I also pray for the warmth of Allah’s love to fill every home.”
Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan,