By Abubakar Yunusa.
The executive chairman of Ankpa local government area, Hon. Ibrahim Abagwu, has urged Nigerians to keep on with the acts of purity, charity, perseverance and tolerance beyond the month of Ramadan.
The chairman made the call in a statement on Thursday, signed by the special Adviser on Media Publicity to the Vice Chairman, Ismaila Coded, marking the end of Ramadan and Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.
He also called on all Muslims not depart from the good ways exhibited during the 30 days of spiritual exercise, which had drawn them closer to Almighty Allah (SWT) with a lot of lessons learnt in the process.
Mr Abagwu said Sallah is a thing of joy that Muslims have witnessed yet another celebration of Eid-el-fitri, calling for prayers to end insecurity in the country.
“On behalf of the government council and the good people of Ankpa Local Government, I felicitate with our Muslim faithful on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr after completion of the Ramadan fast, a major pillar of Islam.
“I urged muslim faithfuls in the local government to reflect on the spiritual benefits of Ramadan, which includes love, peace and justice in their daily living and through this, contribute to the development of the community,” he said.
He charged all Ankpa sons and daughters to be law-abiding and to embrace the spirit of love, self-discipline, kindness and tolerance as taught by the Holy Prophet Mohammed (SAW), and adviced the residents to celebrate moderately and to show love to one another while the festivity is on going.
“While your are celebrating the. Sallah, remember to shun any form of crime, violence and any social vices during the celebration”, he added.