Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Otunba Dino
Melaye has charged the Muslims to continue to uphold the
lessons learnt during the Ramadan in demonstrating love and
sincere forgiveness for one another.
This was contained in a press statement issued to journalist in
Lokoja today by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Gideon Ayodele.
Melaye in the statement explained that the day of Eid-ul-Fitr celebration is a custom across different Muslim cultures across the globe that Muslims share and exchange gifts with each other.
This exchanging of gifts he said, besides its superficial implications
also symbolizes the sharing of love and joy with each other, which
ultimately leads to greater love and respect for each other. Thus,
the celebration of Eid and the gift exchange that takes place
during it actually helps bring people close to each other.
He encouraged the Muslim faithful to continue in this practice
even after the festival as it will not only better their relationship
with God, but also with one another which can help in promoting
peace, unity and development in our communities.
He also observes that on the day of Eid-ul-fitir Muslims keep all
their tensions and conflicts aside and greet each other with love
“On this day Muslims forgive each other for all of the previous
mistakes and by forgiving all that they hug each other and give
their relation a fresh start that is based on love and brotherhood
with no ulterior motives,” he concluded.