The Plateau state Governor, Simon Lalong, has rejoiced with Muslims on the celebration of Eid-el-Fitr under unusual conditions occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
He urged the Muslim ummah to intensify prayers for the peace and progress of the state and Nigeria at large.
The Governor stated this in a press statement signed by his director of press and public affairs Dr. Makut Macham on Saturday.
Lalong who congratulated them for successfully undertaking and concluding the Ramadan fast, thereby fulfilling a very significant injunction of the Islamic Faith, said the period calls for solemn celebrations.
“While this year’s Eid-el-Fitr may be celebrated in solemnity and privacy of your homes, the occasion nonetheless presents the opportunity for our Muslim brothers and sisters to reflect on the spiritual benefits accruing from their fasting and prayers, and apply it to their lifestyle for a better society where there is love, peace and tranquility,” he said.
He appealed to Muslims to continue to cooperate with Government by observing all regulations put in place to curb the spread of Coronavirus by observing social distancing, use of face masks, constantly washing hands and applying sanitizers, avoiding large gatherings and staying at home , particularly now that the state is witnessing community transmission in some areas.
Lalong enjoined, “Muslims to reach out to less privileged members of the society and people of other faiths as a way of enhancing bonds of friendship and brotherhood that promotes tolerance, peace and solidarity.”