The FCT Minister, Barrister Nyesom Wike, has congratulated residents of the nation’s capital, especially the Muslims on the occasion of Eid-el-Maulud, an occasion meant to celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammed (Peace be Upon Him).
In a statement he personally signed and made available to our correspondent, the minister noted that, ‘’The occasion was not just a celebration of the birth of our beloved Prophet but an opportunity for us to come together as residents of the FCT to reaffirm our commitment to the values of tolerance, love, and kindness that he so tirelessly preached.
‘’It is a time for us to remember the importance of empathy and the virtues of togetherness that should guide our interactions with one another.’’
The minister commended the residents for their unwavering commitment to peace and harmony.
‘’Your cooperation and respect for one another’s beliefs and cultures have been the bedrock of our peaceful coexistence. Let us continue to nurture this spirit of understanding and unity. As we celebrate Eid El Maulud, I urge you all to extend a hand of friendship to your neighbors, regardless of their background or beliefs. Let us open our hearts to those less fortunate and share our blessings with those in need. In doing so, we not only honor the teachings of the Prophet but also strengthen the bonds that hold our community together,’’ he added.
He reaffirmed the FCT Administration’s unwavering commitment to provide essential infrastructure and services to enhance quality of life including provision of city’s infrastructure, from roads to healthcare facilities and everything in between.
‘’I would, however, in the spirit of this special occasion, also call upon each one of you to meet your obligations to the government and society. Let us all contribute to the growth and progress of our beloved FCT. Obey traffic rules, pay your taxes, and participate actively in community initiatives. Together, we can make the FCT even better,’’ the minister added.