Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Barr. Nyesom Wike, has reaffirmed the Administration’s unwavering commitment to meeting all obligations of the valued citizens of the territory.
Speaking ON this year’s Eid-el-Maulud celebration, the minister said: “We understand the importance of providing essential infrastructure and services to enhance your quality of life. Rest assured, we are dedicated to improving our city’s infrastructure, from roads to healthcare facilities and everything in between.
“I would, however, in the spirit of this special occasion, also call upon each one of you to meet your obligations to the government and society. Let us all contribute to the growth and progress of our beloved FCT. Obey traffic rules, pay your taxes, and participate actively in community initiatives. Together, we can make the FCT even better.”
He then called on all residents of the FCT to use this auspicious occasion, which marks the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to reflect on his teachings of peace, compassion, and unity.
He said, “Eid-el-Maulud is not just a celebration of the birth of our beloved Prophet; it is an opportunity for us to come together as residents of the FCT to reaffirm our commitment to the values of tolerance, love, and kindness that he so tirelessly preached, adding it is a time for us to remember the importance of empathy and the virtues of togetherness that should guide our interactions with one another.
“In the Federal Capital Territory, we are fortunate to have a diverse and vibrant community that represents the rich cultures of our great nation. This diversity is a testament to the values of unity in diversity that our country holds dear. As we celebrate this day, let us remember that our strength lies in our unity, and our progress depends on our ability to live in harmony with one another.
“I would like to commend the residents of the Federal Capital Territory for their unwavering commitment to peace and harmony. Your cooperation and respect for one another’s beliefs and cultures have been the bedrock of our peaceful coexistence. Let us continue to nurture this spirit of understanding and unity.”
Wike also urged the residents to extend hands of friendship to neighbors, regardless of background or beliefs.
“Let us open our hearts to those less fortunate and share our blessings with those in need. In doing so, we not only honor the teachings of the Prophet but also
strengthen the bonds that hold our community together.”
The minister further expressed gratitude to the law enforcement agencies, healthcare workers, and all essential service providers who continue to work tirelessly to keep the city safe and functioning, especially during this challenging time.