Following the Induction of Governor Ben Ayade into the noble order of the Knight of St. John of the Catholic Church in Calabar,Muslim Pilgrims from the state who are currently in Saudi Arabia have organised special prayers for their Governor at the Holy Mosque in Kaaba for his good health and More Service to Humanity.
In a statement signed by the State Chairman of Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board , Alhaji Hassan Tanimu and Secretary, Alhaji Abdulahi Orok, the pilgrims said the investiture of the governor as a knight of Saint John could not have come at a better time than now when governor Ayade is serving both Man and God.
The statement said the pilgrims choosed the holy Kaaba in Mecca to organise the special prayers to enlist the importance of their intention to governor Ben Ayade who is described as a detrabilised and Non Biased Leader.
“We write to Congratulate His Excellency, the Governor on his induction into the noble order of the Knight of St. John of the Catholic Church.
“This new cap on your head further shown that Your decision to live a life of service to others is one that your Lord and leadership of the Catholic are very proud of your services to humanity , this is a great example to all of us.
“Even as Muslims, We know that Knights of St. John is honor is conferred by the papal court on laymen or legends who are of irreproachable character, who have promoted the welfare of society, the Church, and the Holy spirit See these and choosed His Excellency.
“These decorations we also gathered are bestowed by motu proprio and forwarded by the Secretary of pope, or a bishop expedited through his chancery.
“Our Digital Governor, Having been inducted into the Religious orders of knighthood where brotherhoods that combined the insignia of knighthood with the privileges of monks, and received the recognition from both Church and Man are bestowed, Our prayers can only be : Forward Forever and More service to Your God and Humanity”the statement said.