By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi has charged the people of the state to remember Prophet Ibrahim’s massive lesson of faith and imbibe the spirit of brotherhood during the Sallah celebration and beyond.
Ogunbiyi said this in his Eid-el-Kabir message to Muslim faithful in a statement signed and forwarded to pressmen in Osogbo the state capital by his Press Secretary, Ismail Afolabi.
The philanthropist enjoined every stakeholder and shareholder in the state to increase their efforts in charitable endeavours, perseverance and prayers for the state.
While congratulating the Muslim faithful, the PDP leader said that Sallah was a period that signified the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son to show absolute submission to Allah’s command; a reminder of a rare act of obedience. and that its massive lessons of faith, perseverance and endurance must be sustained by all.
Ogunbiyi stressed: “Eid-el-Kabir is more than just a celebration. It is a reminder of an act of obedience to Allah. Muslims should remember Prophet Ibrahim and the massive lessons of faith, perseverance and endurance that the season signified, imbibe the spirit of brotherhood and pray for the emancipation of our beloved state and our ailing nation.”