Sallah is here again and Political leaders are seizing the opportunity to seek prayers for the nation as Muslims across the globe mark the ceremony of sacrifice also known as Eid-el Kabir.
Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State called on Muslim faithful to use the occasion to pray for peace, unity, and stability of the country.
The governor also called on Nigerians to join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari in his determination to build a peaceful and harmonious country.
He urged Muslims to imbibe the lessons of commitment, dedication, and obedience to higher authority as demonstrated by Prophet Ibraheem’s willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to the will of God, which the Eid-El-Kabir commemorates.
“We should use this occasion to offer prayers to God for peaceful coexistence among different Ethno-religious groups in the country.
“The celebration of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir must draw us closer to God than ever before.
“We should all strive to avoid negative tendencies which could further compound our fragile socio-political and economic conditions to the limit.
He added “We should stop the prevalence of hate speeches in the country and divisive acts and utterances that are threat to the corporate existence of the country.
“As Muslims, we are not to judge our fellow man. We should leave judgment to God who created us all.
“Why must people kill in the name of God? Why must people act God? Why must they pre-empt what their creator will do?” he queried.
“Muslims must be tolerant, trustworthy, dependable and peace-loving wherever they live.
The governor also called on Nigerians to put an end to violence, killing and mindless bloodletting all in the name of religions and wished Muslims a happy celebration.