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C’River Gov. To Join Muslims In Breaking Annual Ramadan Fast

Cross River State Governor Sen Bassey Edet Otu, will be joining Muslims in the state in breaking the Ramadan fast.

Governor Otu made this known in a felicitation message to the Muslim faithfuls in Calabar.

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, is one of the sacred times where adherents observe fast from dawn till sunset.

The message signed by his new Chief Press Secretary Comrade, Nsa Gill, highlighted the significance of the fast.

The Governor called on Muslims to promote peaceful coexistence, religious tolerance, and to make prayers for a more united Nigeria.

In addition, he noted that only a peaceful nation where everyone lives without fear and suspicion will yield development.

Furthermore, Otu asked that the period be used for prayers against insecurity and economic hardship.

While intimating them of his efforts to provide good governance to citizenry, he said his “People-first-agenda” has started changing the face of the state.

Thus, he solicited collective support, instructing that all hands must be on deck to collectively develop the state.

Otu called on them to set aside religious, tribal and ethnic differences, that his Governmment is going to provide multiple opportunities for everyone.

“On behalf of the government and people of Cross River State, I congratulate you on the commencement of the Ramadan fast.

“It is one of the pillars of Islam,” he said.

The Governor who described the Ramadan fast as the annual spiritual exercise said he wants them to be prayerful and law abiding citizens.

Accordingly, “We look forward to fulfilling sequentially all the promises made to the Muslim community in Cross River,” Otu said.

The congratulatory message with reference number GO/PRESS/012/Vol.IV/44 dated March 12, 2024, reads in part:

“Ramadan fast: Gov. Otu sues for peaceful coexistence.”

“The Cross River State Governor Sen Prince Bassey Edet Otu, has called for peaceful coexistence, religious tolerance and prayers for more united Nigeria as Muslim Ummah begins the annual Ramadan fasting.”

See below the release in full.

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