The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has urged Muslims to pray for a violence-free general election as they mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
IPMAN’s president, Chinedu Okoronkwo, in a statement congratulating Muslims, asked them to use the period to pray for peace, being the last Ramadan before the next elections.
“This will be the last Eid-el-Fitr before the 2023 general election, and I urge them to use this moment to pray for peace as Nigerians take to the polls to elect our leaders,” he said.
Mr Okoronknwo added, “The virtues of the Holy Month of Ramadan, which include discipline and sacrifice, must be sustained and demonstrated in our everyday lives in order for our beloved nation to make the desired progress.”
He also mentioned that IPMAN would continue to play a vital role in national development by supporting the government’s programmes and policies that would enable the country to maximise opportunities in the petroleum sector.