By Ike Uchechukwu – Calabar
Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade has felicitated with Muslims on the occasion of the celebration of Eid-el-Maolud, advising that the Unity of purpose, virtues of Kindness, humility, and Peaceful Co-existence exemplified by the Holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him)be emulated.
Eid-el Maolud celebration is being observed annually by Muslims all over the world to mark the birth of Prophet Muhammad.
Ayade in a message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Christian Ita, said the selfless services rendered by Prophet Muhammed who served as a unifying leader to all Muslims should be a lesson to Humanity.
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The governor, while congratulating the Muslim Ummah on the celebration of the holy Prophet’s birthday, explained that the virtues of service and exemplary leadership as demonstrated by the Prophet Muhammed should be imbibed by all mankind.
He Commended the Muslim community in Cross River State for their continued support, peaceful co-existence, tolerance and support for his government, even as he urged them to use the occasion of the Holy Prophet’s birth to reflect on the essential lessons of his life.
He also urged them to pray for the continued well being of Cross River state and the nation in general.