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Ikpeazu thanks Muslims for living peacefully with Abians



Okezie Ikpeazu Governor Abia State

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has extolled Muslims in the state for maintaining peace and harmonious coexistence with residents.

He made the commendation in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka, and made available on Monday in Umuahia.

Mr Ikpeazu urged them to pray for the sustenance of peace and security in the country.

The governor described the Ramadan fasting period as one of the pillars of the Islamic religion and congratulated the Muslim community in the state on the successful completion of the exercise.

He charged them to make the lessons of the Ramadan a significant part of their daily living.

The governor stated that Ramadan was synonymous with the lessons of sacrifice, forbearance, tolerance, self control, love for others and peace.

Mr Ikpeazu added that these tenets were essential factors  required for a united and peaceful state and nation.

He commended Muslim’s in the state for being law abiding, maintaining harmonious coexistence and living up to their civic responsibilities as citizens.

Mr Ikpeazu added that the state government would not repent in upholding the rights to freedom of thought, conscience and religion of all citizens, provided that such rights will be exercised lawfully.