Eid-El-Kabir : Governor Abiodun, Senator Adeola Greet Muslims - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Monday, July 19, 2021

Eid-El-Kabir : Governor Abiodun, Senator Adeola Greet Muslims

Jane Okafor, Abuja and Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, has greeted muslim faithful in the State as they joined their brothers and sisters in same faith all over the world to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir.

Abiodun urged them to emulate Prophet Ibrahim's  resilience, patience steadfastness and absolute faith in Allah 

Tje governor said the festival which is symbolised by slaughtering of rams as commanded by Allah, should be used to further foster unity and spread love in the state, and Nigeria.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, he added that though the country is going through a trying period, the Eid-el-Kabir should serve as an opportunity to supplicate and seek the face of God, for restoration and healing.

He also noted that the festival is a significant one in the tenets of Islamic faith, and called on the faithful of the religion to engage in moderate celebration across the state.

He further urged Muslims to remember those who don't have and share the merriment with them.

"Eid-el-Kabir is a significant one in the tenets of Islamic religion. It is symbolised with slaughtering of ram as commanded by Allah and exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim. As Muslims all over the world celebrate this great festival, I congratulate our Muslim brothers.

"I want to urge them to emulate the resilience, patience, steadfastness and absolute faith in Allah, displayed by Prophet Ibrahim, when he was commanded by Allah to fulfil his covenant by sacrificing his son, Ismael.

"Though Allah asked the Prophet to slaughter his son, He replaced the son with a ram, having discovered His servant was faithful. Let us therefore use this period to seek the face of Allah in surmounting the present socioeconomic situation in our country. 

"I strongly believe and hope, that God who changed the reproach of Prophet Ibrahim and replaced with joy and victory, will change our situation in Nigeria for better.

"As our Muslim brothers celebrate, let us be moderate and remember those who don't have in our neighborhood and share the merriment with them. Let us remember Nigeria and in particular, Ogun State, in our supplications.

"As an administration, we shall continue to espouse good governance and put policies in place to ensure prosperity for all", Abiodun was quoted to be saying in the statement.

Similarly, the senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District, Senator Solomon Adeola has enjoined all Muslim faithful in his senatorial district and Nigerians all over the nation to pray for enduring peace and security of Nigeria as that is the primary condition for any development.

In his Eid-el- Kabir message to felicitate with adherents of the Islamic faith, Senator Adeola said a strict obedience to the teachings of Islam in the areas of love, brotherliness, sacrifice, peaceful coexistence as well as tolerance will
greatly assist in promoting peace and security in the country. 

The Chairman of Senate Committee on Finance who made this known in a statement by his Media Adviser, Chief Kayode Odunaro, noted that all the programmes of government for development can be more impactful in atmosphere of peace and tranquility.  

“I felicitate with all Muslim brothers and sisters as we mark yet another celebration of the Ibrahim total obedience to Allah. In our joyous moment let us all remember the agonizing times the Ibrahim went through and know that such times in our lives will pass too,” he stated. 

He pledged to continually represent his constituents by ensuring that they enjoy dividends of democracy from the government as well as from his programmes in the area of education, provision of social amenities like boreholes and transformers among others constituency empowerment programmes all aimed at complementing efforts of government at all levels.

He urged Muslims to celebrate with circumspection, advising them to observe the  COVID-19 safety protocols as well as shun social vices as contained in the Koran which are not only detrimental to the individuals well- being on the long run but harm the fabric of society in various ways that may not be immediately seen.


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