Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade, has called for an attitudinal change from Nigerians in order to pull the country out of the current economic recession.
In his Eid-el-Kabir message signed by his senior special assistant on media and chief press secretary, Mr Christian Ita, Governor Ayade said: “While I congratulate all my Muslim brothers and sisters across the country on this year’s Eid-El-Kabir, I want to particularly ask everyone of us for an attitudinal change and to use this moment to engage in sober reflection on the state of affairs in our country.”he said
According to the governor, “today we find ourselves in a recession occasioned by economic downturn, but it is a time such as this that we must task our intellect, creativity and inventiveness and navigate our way out of the woods.” he added
Governor Ayade appealed for the collective support of Nigerians to join hands with the government so that the country can pull through its current challenges.
While rallying support for President Muhammadu Buhari, “As devout faithful, let us harness our creative energies, our love for one another towards the development of the country by aligning with our President, Muhammadu Buhari to help realise the dream of the founding fathers for a better Nigeria for all.
“As we celebrate, we must not be unmindful of the lessons of Eid -el-Kabir, which are sacrifice, peace and love for our neighbours which are the hallmarks of a true Muslim.
“You have always demonstrated good examples by exhibiting the true teachings of Islam, I want to, however, urge our Muslim brothers and sisters in Cross River to continue to join hands with people of other faith to sustain the prevailing atmosphere which has made our state the most peaceful in the country and the best investment destination in the country.