As faithful Moslem celebrate Eid-el-Kabir, Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has urged them to love one another and pray for the peace and unity of Nigeria.
The Governor in a press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Francis Ottah Agbo also admonished them to take advantage of the celebration to propagate brotherly love among Nigerians of all religions.
The Governor, who regretted that the country is more than ever before too divided along religious, ethnic and partisan lines, called on Nigerians to jettison the hate speeches that tend to threaten the age-long love, unity and peaceful co-existence of the people of the country.
While commending Moslems in Bayelsa State for supporting his government, Governor Dickson assured that, the Government will continue to promote peaceful coexistence among adherents of different religions in the state.
He stated that, Bayelsa remains home to all Nigerians, regardless of religious and ethnic affinities, adding that, Nigeria can only thrive and become a great nation again, if we can all live in peace as well as imbibe the unity of purpose and love that inspired “our founding fathers to collectively fight for the independence of the country.”