I congratulate the Muslim faithful in the Lagos Central Senatorial District, Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole on the celebration of Eid-El-Kabir.
Otherwise known as the ‘festival of sacrifice’, in honour of Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God, it is symbolic of our willingness to give up the things we value, in obedience to God’s will. Marked by charitable giving, we must at this time, remember the poor and needy in our society.
This season is a reminder that we must put aside our personal interests, desires and ambitions, shunning divisive comments for the greater good of Family, Community and Country.
Thus I urge us all to adhere to the tenets of Faith, living peacefully with all our brothers regardless of religion, in furtherance of the peace of our great nation.
May the blessings of the season remain with us now and always; and may Allah accept your good deeds. Amen!
Once again, I wish you all a happy Eid-el-Kabir.