Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has called on all Muslim faithfuls to keep the lessons of the Holy Month of Ramadan to heart even as the fasting period has come to a close.
In his Sallah message to the people of Kogi State, signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Petra Akinti Onyegbule, the Governor said the virtues of Islam must continue to guide Muslims in all their dealings with each other and those of other faiths.
He thanked everyone who said a prayer for the state and the nation in general, saying they would reap the full benefits of their belief in God. The Governor also appreciated those who prayed for the well-being of political and religious leaders, especially that of President Muhammadu Buhari, as he recuperates in a London hospital.
“The virtues of Islam are grounded in love for our fellow man and living in peace with all our neighbours. Allah (SAW) in His infinite wisdom created us differently and knows best why. The lessons of peaceful coexistence, gratitude and benevolence, which we have been taught in the Month of Ramadan, must remain with us all through our lives.
“I felicitate with everyone for seeing the end of this edifying period and say Ramadan Kareem to you all. May the blessings of the Month be yours now and forever.”