By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Deputy Governor of Osun State, Benedict Alabi, has felicitated with Muslims around the world, on the occasion of this year’s Eid-al-Kabir.
He stressed that the exemplary attributes of obedience and selflessness displayed by Prophet Ibrahim should be a guiding principle of every Islamic faithful and people of other faiths.
In a statement signed by his spokesperson, Olaniyi Ajibola, Alabi added that the festival remains significant in the Islamic world, as it instills the conviction of total submission to the will of Almighty Allah in every Muslim.
He said: ” rejoice with all Muslims around the world, and the state of Osun in particular on this occasion of high spiritual significance.
“While we celebrate with our loved ones with attendant merriment, it is pertinent for us to emulate the rare trait of obedience and selflessness displayed by prophet Ibrahim.
“I believe our national challenges would be seamlessly surmounted if we selflessly contribute our quotas to the development and growth of our nation and submit to the will of our creator in the same vein the prophet did.
“Also, in the spirit of this season, we must be obedient to medical advice and protocols of COVID-19 to insulate our communities against the danger of the Delta variant and the possibility of third wave of the deadly virus.”