As Muslims worldwide celebrate the Eid-el-kabir, they have been tasked to exhibit love and peace as being preached by the holy prophet, Mohammed.
In a press statement signed by Chairman House Committee on Information Youth and Sports Development, Honourable Olugbenga Omole, the Lawmakers called on Muslim faithful to continue to live in peace and harmony with other practitioners of other religious faith as preached by prophet Mohammed.
Speaking through the Speaker, Rt. Honourable Bamidele Oloyelogun, the Lawmakers rejoice with Muslim brothers and sisters on the celebration of this year’s Eld-el Kabir, thanking the Almighty Allah for allowing us to witness another year of celebration.
The Speaker enjoined Muslims to remember that this period is a time to share love and care for others as demonstrated by the holy prophet.
“Remember that this period is a time to share love and care for others for the much desired peace to reign in our country. Let us all accept the blessing of Allah with all our hearts as we enjoy this moment”, Oloyelogun said.
Also, Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo State, has said this is a season when all Nigerians must recommit to work together and pray in honesty and love for one another and for our country, as Muslims celebrate Eid el Kabir.
In a statement by John Paul Akinduro, his Special Assistant on Media and Digital Communications, Mimiko said it is a trying time for Nigeria as the country faces a plethora of unprecedented security and economic challenges.
He said, “In spite of these challenges, we must stick together, fashion out workable and honest solutions to our problems and then pray to God to help actualise our positive plans regardless of our religious, social, political and cultural differences.”
Mimiko called on the security agencies to beef up security at large gatherings, communities, highways and other flash points in the face of recent attack on Kuje prison and wanton killings in different parts of the country.
As he felicitated with Nigerian muslims and “pray this season brings good tidings to everyone as they celebrate Eid el Kabir,” the former governor encouraged muslims to use the Eid season to reach out to their neighbours and the needy in the society and remember that the whole essence of the celebration is love and submission to God and living right by ourselves and by those around us.
In the same vein, the Olowo of Owo Kingdom and Paramount Ruler of Owo Land,His Imperial Majesty,Oba (Dr) Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye III, has felicitated with Muslims in Owo Kingdom, Ondo State,Nigeria and by extension the world over, on the important occasion of the Eid -El-Kabir festivities.
Oba Ogunoye said EID-EL-KABIR is very significant in the life of every Muslim due to the virtues and value that it conveys.
Ogunoye in his goodwill Sallah Message signed and released by his Special Assistant Media, Sam Adewale, disclosed that the celebrations is of the love and sacrifice of Almighty Allah towards mankind.
He described the occasion as feast of sacrifice which signifies the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as ordered by Allah.
The Monarch urged the Muslims to live a life of selfless service to Almighty Allah and humanity, as that is the extreme requirements from Allah.
Ogunoye who appreciated the peaceful coexistence and tolerance with other religious groups in the community, admonished them to continue as his reign as Olowo with their support will translate to more peace and development in the area.
The Monarch, however reminded them that as part of their commitment to ensure safe, healthy and seamless celebrations, its expedient that, necessary measures are in place for their safety as security consciousness is vital before, during and after the celebrations.