By Ogochukwu Isioma
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Tuesday urged for tolerance and peaceful coexistence among Nigerians in the spirit of Eid-El-Maulud celebrations.
In a statement in commemoration of Eid-El-Maulud, the governor described the celebration as a time of deep reflection and soul-searching.
He said, “I join our Muslim brothers and sisters in Edo State in celebrating the birth of Prophet Mohammed as we mark this year’s Eid-El-Maulud. The celebration is a time of deep reflection and soul-searching, especially with the challenges we currently face as a nation.
“The Eid-El-Maulud celebration offers us the opportunity to ponder on the importance of peaceful coexistence and tolerance. The Prophet’s message of peace and good neighbourliness should inspire us all to see each other as partners in progress, regardless of religious, ethnic, tribal and political affiliations.”
“Muslims constitute a major force for peace and progress wherever they’re and have always upheld the import of the Prophet’s teachings,” he noted.
Obaseki assured that his administration will remain committed to ensuring the welfare and peaceful coexistence of all residents, adding, “Edo State will continue to consolidate on policies which foster religious harmony among members of different religious groups, as always.”