Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has felicitated with Muslims in the State and in the country at large as they join other faithfuls around the world to celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.
In his goodwill message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode, the governor urged the Muslim Ummah and Nigerians generally to imbibe the lessons of dedication and obedience to higher authority as demonstrated in Prophet Ibrahim’s preparedness to sacrifice his son in obedience to the instructions of Allah.
Dr Fayemi who stressed the need for Nigerians to continue to make sacrifices that are necessary for nation building, urged the Muslim faithful to endure the inconveniences occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic which has considerably reduced the pomp associated with the celebration of the Eid- el- Kabir festival globally.
The governor however charged them to continue to pray and in optimistic that a lasting solution would be found for the pandemic through divine intervention.
He also counseled the Muslim Ummah to always uphold the lessons of love, loyalty and sacrifice which are the hallmark of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, saying that the festival offers the opportunity for sober reflection and spiritual renewal which Allah demands from the faithful.
He advised the Muslim faithful and adherents of other faiths to continue to live in peace with one another and to always demonstrate love and understanding towards one another in the quest for a greater and more prosperous Nigeria.