Aug 1, 2021

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Eid-el-Kabir: Sanwo-Olu congratulates Muslims, urges residents to celebrate with caution

  • Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has urged Nigerians to embrace peace as they celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir.
  • Sanwo-Olu, however, asked Muslims to celebrate with caution in the wake of the third wave of coronavirus infections in Nigeria
  • The governor also advises residents of Lagos state to live together peacefully, calling for people’s support of his administration

Ikeja, Lagos – Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos state governor, has congratulated Nigerians, especially Muslims across the country on the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir festival.

Sanwo-Olu, while rejoicing with Muslims on the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, urged them to celebrate with caution in the wake of the third wave of coronavirus infections in Nigeria.

He also advised them to keep to all the COVID-19 protocols, urging the Muslim faithful to imbibe the lessons of the sacrifice made by Prophet Ibrahim and work for the peace, stability, unity and progress of the country.

Sanwo-Olu says there should be peaceful coexistence among Nigerians

The governor said there is a strong connection between the peaceful coexistence of all tribes and religions and development, noting that as Lagosians, every resident must live together peacefully.

Sanwo-Olu said:

“On behalf of my family and government of Lagos State, I join millions of people around the world, to wish our Muslim brothers and sisters in the State and in Nigeria happy Eid-el-Kabir, which comes with significant lessons for mankind.

“The festival, therefore, reminds us that there will always be great rewards when we have abiding faith and patience in trying periods; persistence in prayers and tenacity in our belief, as well as sacrifice for the progress of mankind and development of our society.”

Sanwo-Olu while seeking Lagosians’ support for the development and growth of Lagos State, urged residents to support his government’s efforts in building a ‘Greater Lagos’ that will work for all through the theme developmental agenda of his administration.

The governor also implored Nigerians to support governments at state and federal levels in building a better society that is free from violence, insecurity and other social vices.

Lagos speaker Obasa urges Nigerians to embrace peace as they celebrate Eid-el-Kabir

It was reported that the speaker made this known in his Eid-el-Kabir message to Nigerians including residents of Lagos and politicians in the state, who are preparing for local government elections.

Obasa, who noted that the yearnings of many well-meaning Nigerians were justified, however, added that going about such demands and requests through violent means would not help the citizens and the country.