Ambode, in his Eid-el-Fitri message, signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, said it is only by embracing peace, unity and fairness that Nigerians can begin a rebirth.
He urged the citizenry to imbibe the tenets of love, tolerance, forgiveness and brotherhood, which the period of the holy month exemplifies.According to him, with brotherly love and harmonious co-existence among the citizens above all other things, Nigeria can overcome the numerous challenges confronting it.
Ambode added that in the last three years, despite the seeming economic challenges, the nation has witnessed appreciable level of development. He expressed optimism that more can be achieved if all hands are on deck. He said: “As we celebrate this auspicious occasion of the end of the holy month of Ramadan, therefore, let us renew our faith in our nation and implore the Almighty God to restore to us those values that place high premium on human life, love for our country, love for our neighbour and sharing even as we ventilate our faith in the unity of our dear country and the possibility of her taking her proper place in the comity of nations”.
Other Governors also spoke as regards the celebration of the on going Eid-Mubarak, Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Ibrahim Gaidam (Yobe), Ben Ayade (Cross River) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu). They have all urged Nigerians to seek spiritual rebirth, imbibe the tenets of tolerance and unity for one another as a pathway of building a strong and united nation.