JUBA – South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit has urged the Muslim community in South Sudan to embrace peace and unity during Eid A-Adha season.
“As we dedicate ourselves to Allah, let us also pledge to make South Sudan a peaceful and prosperous country for all her citizens and believers of all faith,” Kiir said in a statement on Eid Al-Adha on Tuesday.
Kiir called on Muslims to embrace one another during Eid Al-Adha season.
“Not only does Eid Al-Adha call us to adore the Almighty, but it is also challenging to embrace one another, while living in peace and harmony, as our National Anthem befittingly proclaims,” Kiir said.
“As we join hands our Muslim brothers and sisters in expressing our joy and commemorating Eid Al Adha, let us collectively praise Allah for immense blessings in our lives, including reflecting on the very meaning of this holies day of sacrifices while pondering on our long walk toward freedom,” Kiir added.
He reiterated his government readiness to provide security to the people of South Sudan so as to have lasting peace in the country.
“Our full devolution to Allah and keenness to our fundamental principles should challenge us to faithfully implement the Revitalized Peace Agreement, lives in social harmony, ensure security for all in our national borders and foster shared prosperity,” he said.
He reaffirmed his commitment to implement the 2018 peace deal in letter and spirit.
“Recalling the pursuit of our highest ideals such as equality, liberty, and prosperity let us embrace the notion that South Sudan belongs to all faithful and whole destiny inbound forever,” he said.
He called on South Sudanese to renew the spirit of togetherness so that they coexist in harmony.
“My fellow South Sudanese, may we use this occasion of Eid Al Adha to reaffirm our commitment to our national ideals and to renew the spirit of selfless sacrifices and oneness,” he said.