Eid ul-Fitr: Remember the needy – Mimiko tells Nigerians
Former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has urged Muslims and the entire Nigerian populace to remember the needy in society as the faithful celebrate Eid ul-Fitr, the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Mimiko said the teachings of the 30 days of fasting and supplication must not be forgotten.
The former governor said this in a press statement signed by John Paul Akinduro, his Special Assistant on Media and Digital Communications.
Mimiko said the country has reached a crossroads where people of all religions must work together to propel the country forward.
“Though, we have come to the end of Ramadan, we must not forget the lessons of the past 30 days of fasting, spiritual renewal, reflection and charity.
“While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and insecurity. We must remember the needy,” he said.
Mimiko maintained that Nigeria is a blessed nation, adding that her strength is in her diversity.