July 07, (THEWILL) – Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has felicitated with Muslim faithfuls in the state over the celebration of the Eid-el-Kabir festival.
Abiodun, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, on Friday, urged Muslims to celebrate in moderation and also ensure they share goodies with the less privileged
He asked them to demonstrate faith, perseverance and obedience like Prophet Ibrahim when he was reminded by God to fulfill his promise of sacrificing his son, if he was blessed with a child.
Abiodun, who said the country is presently going through challenges, called on the adherents of Islamic religion, to use the festival and offer prayer for Nigeria, particularly on security and economy.
“I felicitate with Muslims in our dear state for joining Muslim Umah all over the world to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir. As we are aware, this is one festival that symbolises Allah’s blessings and love for mankind, I urge our Muslim brothers in observing this important act of worship.
“As we know that the country is being confronted with challenges, particularly security, I want to enjoin our Muslim brothers to celebrate with moderation. And as Islam preaches, they should also remember the poor and share the merry with them.
“Similarly, the festival must be used to invoke Allah’s mercy on our country, state and homes, especially at this period our nation is faced with banditry, terrorism, kidnapping and insurgency”, The statement said.
He, however, reiterated his administration’s commitment to providing good governance and conducive ambience for businesses and investment to thrive in the state, with the aim of making life more meaningful to the people.