Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has felicitated with Muslims in the state and in the country at large as they joined other faithful around the world to celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, which he described as “Sallah with a lot of difference”.
The governor, in a goodwill message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, said the Eid-el-Kabir festival offers the opportunity for sober reflection and spiritual renewal which Allah demands from the faithful.
He urged the Muslim faithful and adherents of other faiths in the country to make peaceful coexistence their watchword and work together for a more peaceful and prosperous Nigeria.
Gov. Abiodun, who praised Muslims in Ogun State for rising above religious sentiments in showing him love and solidarity at all times encouraged them to pray for the speedy solution to the COVID-19 challenge so that full congregational worship can resume in full force . efforts to flatten the curve of community spread of the virus and pray fervently for vaccine and cure for the dreaded pandemic
The governor stressed that in the view of the ‘new normal”, imposed by COVID-19,
Nigerians need to imbibe the lessons of commitment, dedication and obedience to higher authority as demonstrated in Prophet Ibraheem’s willingness to sacrifice his son in deference to the will of God, which Eid-el-Kabir commemorates.
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