The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olayemi Akinwumi on behalf of the Management of Federal University Lokoja (FUL) has congratulated the staff and students of the University, particularly the Muslims on the auspicious occasion of this year's Eid el-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan.
In a goodwill message released on Friday, the Vice-Chancellor commended the Muslim believers for displaying unshakable faith and patience throughout the just concluded Ramadan, the holy month of the demanding spiritual obligation. In addition, he encouraged the Muslim faithful to live up to the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) which they were exposed to during the fasting period.
Speaking further, Professor Akinwumi, who maintained that Islam is known as a religion of peace, enjoined the adherents of the Faith to live peacefully with people of other beliefs, especially in a multicultural and multi-religious society like Nigeria, for the progress and betterment of our dear nation.
He equally urged staff and students to promote and sustain the existing peace, interfaith cordial relationship, and religious tolerance between Christians and Muslims in the University which his administration represents and advocates for, appealing to all stakeholders to sustain the tempo with more concerted efforts.
The VC seized the opportunity to also call for sustained prayers for the University and the nation, especially for a peaceful transition of power from one democratic administration to another as well as peaceful coexistence amongst Nigerians of different ethnic groups and religions, adding that nothing is more beautiful and progressive than living in peace and trust with one another in a great nation like Nigeria blessed with abundant human and natural resources.
Consequently, Professor Akinwumi reaffirmed his administration's unwavering commitment to making the University conducive for teaching, learning, and research in a friendly and peaceful atmosphere of religious harmony.
In conclusion, the Vice-Chancellor wished the Muslim Ummah, particularly members of the University Community a happy Eid el-Fitr celebration.
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