Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has urged Muslim faithfuls in Nigeria to continue to pray for the peace and unity of the country.
The governor said this after he monitored the distribution of Rams to some Muslim leaders from across Ekiti State at the Government House in Ado Ekiti on Sunday.
“We should live above board, we should live in line with what we preach, as Muslim brothers we are one and the same. We must equally pray for the Unity of Nigeria. It is not enough to say I am a Christian or I am a Muslim, we must live by reaching out to one another and equally putting one another under check when we are doing the wrong thing, nobody should be above the law.
“In the circumstance that we have found ourselves, our nation is in challenging times, we should come out and support this nation so that Nigeria does not go down”, Fayose said.
The yearly distribution of Rams during sallah has become a yearly practice since his first term in office and when asked the reason for doing so, the governor said: “I do this because it’s part of the Cardinals of the Islamic religion and as a leader, the little I am able to do, I should be seen to be doing so.
“I might not be able to buy ram for everybody, I can’t give ram to everyone but my people must still see the love in me trying my best to at least identify with everybody”.
Beneficiaries of the gesture who described it as kind and timely appreciated the governor in leaps and bounds with many of them offering prayers for the success of his administration.