Lagos — Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, yesterday, congratulated Muslim faithfuls across the country on the successful completion of the Ramadan season.
In a statement in Abuja, the former governor of Bayelsa State also sent his warmest felicitations to the Nigerian Muslim Ummah on the occasion of this year’s Eid El-Fitri celebrations.
In the statement signed by his media aide, Mr. Julius Bokoru, Sylva stated that the period offers all Nigerians the opportunity to renew and imbibe positive virtues that defines citizens of the country.
He said, “It is relieving to know that this very important celebration, one that is fundamentally hinged on gratitude, happiness for all that has been afforded us, is coming at a time when a pandemic is attempting to dampen our resolve.
“Against a backdrop of the COVID-19, I am extremely happy this year’s Eid is shining forth with all the positivity it entails. It is a bright spot and a moment of national comfort too.
“This auspicious season, beyond the festivities, can be a time for us all to renew those positive virtues that defines us as a people: love for country, moral consistency, tolerance, sincerity and the spirit of sacrifice.”
Sylva further commended Muslims across for their participation in the just concluded fasting and prayers which he considers an act of patriotism and service to nation.