Eid-el-kabir: Okowa Congratulates Muslims, Urges Prayers For Leaders

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has called on Nigerians to put aside their religious and political differences and push for a united country as Muslims mark the celebration of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.

He urged the Muslims to emulate the Holy Prophet Mohammed by imbibing the ideals of sacrifice exemplified by the prophet.
Okowa, in a Sallah message by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, said that Eid-el-Kabir was a season of love, peace, togetherness and sacrifice.
“I enjoin you to use the period to uphold the spiritual benefit of the celebration by extending a hand of friendship and solidarity across all divides and imbibing the spirit of sacrifice and obedience to the higher authority as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim and upheld by Prophet Muhammed.

“This is an opportunity for us to reflect and pray for our nation; and for all those in leadership positions so that God in his infinite mercy will continue to guide them as they steer the affairs of the country,” Governor Okowa said.
He assured the people of Delta State that the state government would work with security agencies to ensure that all citizens celebrate the Sallah in peace and harmony.

While thanking them for the consistent support that they had always extended to his administration, Governor Okowa congratulated the Muslim community in Delta State on the Sallah celebration, assuring them that his administration would continue to partner them to move the state forward.

Meanwhile, Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa has emerged Best Governor-Grassroots and People Development in the 2018 Nigeria’s Good Governance Poll organised by the African Leadership Magazine, Uk.

Governor Okowa emerged winner in this category in recognition of his giant strides in the development of entrepreneurial and technical skills and job creation for youths, women and the needy in the state, as well as massive infrastructural development and creation of enabling environment for investment.

The organisers in a statement unveiled by the Publisher, Dr. Ken Giami, said that Governor Okowa emerged winner at the end of the collation of both offline and online votes across all the channels and platforms.

It stated further that Senator Okowa and other winners would be decorated and presented with the instruments of honour and award on September 25, 2018 in front of over 300 political, business and diplomatic leaders in New York, at the International Forum on African Leadership on the sideline of the United Nations General Assembly Meeting
in New York.

Other winners in other categories are: Mr. Nyesome Wike, Rivers State; Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai, Kaduna State; Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Gombe State and Lagos State Governor Akinwumi Ambode, while Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, emerged as the Best Government Institution for the year.

The poll, which is in its third year, has become a veritable tool for measuring performance

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