Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, extends his best wishes to all Muslims in the state and throughout Nigeria on the occasion of the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday.
He said that the celebration of Eid-el-Maulud is a time to reflect on the Prophet’s teachings on unity, compassion, and peace, according to a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah.
He urged Muslims in the state to protect their neighbors, love their enemies, and live in harmony with everyone.
“On this auspicious moment of the celebration of the Feast of Eid-el-Maulud, I felicitate with my Muslim brothers in the state and across Nigeria,” the statement read.
“As you celebrate the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, take some time to think on the profound lessons he taught about the importance of love, unity, compassion, and peace.
I beseech believers to put their religion into action by protecting peace and promoting patriotism. This is the time of year when the values of neighborliness and looking out for one another really shine.
This is still our house in Bayelsa. There is complete religious freedom in this state, as guaranteed by the Nigerian Constitution. Our government has consistently supported the rights to assembly and expression.
In light of the upcoming governor’s race on November 11, I urge everyone to refrain from any and all aggressive behavior and work to keep the peace in the state.
“May this Eid bring you and our state much happiness and blessings.”