Cross River praying for Buhari – Governor Ben Ayade
Cross River State governor, Senator Professor Ben Ayade says his government and the entire people of the state have ceaselessly been praying for President Muhammadu Buhari to regain his health and return to the country.
Governor Ayade in an Eid-el-Fitr message congratulated the President and the Muslem Ulama on the occasion, stating that the people of his state were more encouraged by the message that underscores the celebration to pray for the President.
According to Prof. Ayade, “As we celebrate this holy month of Ramadan, which is a commoneration of God’s word in the Holy Quran to Prophet Mohammed, we in Cross River join our teeming Muslim brothers and sisters in our fervent prayers for our President’s speedy recovery and a quick and safe return to continue the diligent and focused stewardship of the country.
“We pray God imbue our dear President with the strength, wisdom and long life to accomplish his vision of making Nigeria a truly organic society.”
Ben Ayade said the thirty days of soul purification and spiritual engagement embarked on by Muslim faithful should spark a fire of tolerance, understanding and mutual respect amongst the citizenry in the country, irrespective of tribe or religion.
“As we come together after 30 days of sacrifice through fasting, to celebrate the Eid-il-fitr, let me use the occasion to call for a demonstration of love, peace, understanding and mutual respect for all that humanity represents.
“It is important for every Muslim and non-Muslim alike, to seek the face of God in prayer and be the promoter of peace which the society needs at this challenging times we have found ourselves as a nation.
“The moral lesson after the last 30 days is that we should emphasize issues that will strengthen us as a people and eschew hate and bigotry,” the statement reads.