Eid-El Fitri: Kwara Gov felicitates Muslims, reiterates ban on large gatherings



Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has felicitated the Muslim faithful on the completion of Ramadan fast, praying God to grant their supplications and reward their devotion.
This was contained in the Sallah message issued by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Rafiu Ajakaye and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Ilorin.
AbdulRazaq, however, called on the Muslims to observe their Eid prayers at home, as the ban on large social and religious gatherings was still in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We congratulate our Muslim brethrens on the successful completion of Ramadan fasting and pray Allah to accept it as an act of worship and forgive our excesses.
“We also pray Allah to grant all our supplications during and after the holy month, and give us long life and good health to observe several months of Ramadan in the best state of faith in God,” he said.
He described Ramadan as a time of complete and sincere submission to the will of God.
“It serves to purify our souls and train us to be disciplined, selfless and conscious of our Creator.
“We beseech all the people of Kwara and indeed Nigerians to internalise the takeaways and let them guide our daily existence for the sake of humanity.
“As the fast ends today (Saturday), we repeat that the 2020 Ramadan came at an extraordinary time of human existence.
“We are to tamper with certain rights and privileges to preserve the human race against the ravaging deadly coronavirus.
“To that extent, there shall be no large gathering for congregational Eid prayer or other large social gatherings in Kwara State this year,” he said.
According to the governor, all religious places are to remain shut until further notice, while malls and other related places must also prevent such conditions or interactions that can spread the virus.
“All of these are in line with the COVID-19 safety protocols, which have been designed solely to flatten the curve of transmission and protect the people,” the governor added.

Edited by ‘Wale Sadeeq

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