The Delta state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Thursday called on Muslims to offer prayers for the peace, unity and continuous progress of Nigeria, as they join other faithful across the world to celebrate Eid- El- Maulud, the birth of Prophet Mohammed.
The governor, in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, urged Muslims to follow the exemplary leadership of the Holy Prophet by promoting peaceful existence.
He charged Nigerians to shun all divisive tendencies and work towards building a better nation, saying that the celebration of the birth of the prophet should renew the faith and bond of unity irrespective of diversity.
Okowa particularly urged the Muslims and other religious groups to embark on sustainable supplication for needed reforms for a better Nigeria.
“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, I extend our warmest wishes to Muslims celebrating Eid-El-Maulud in Delta, Nigeria and around the world.
I congratulate all our countrymen and women on this special day,” he said.