Monday, August 12, 2019

@Sallah: Sanwo-Olu advises Nigerians to shun divisive trends - ITREALMS

The Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has advised Nigerians to imbibe the lessons of the sacrifice made by the Prophet Ibrahim and work for the unity of the nation as they celebrate Sallah, reports ITREALMS.

Sanwo-Olu in his Sallah message said at the weekend that “Eid al-Adha” became a symbolic event in the history of mankind, given the bounty of rewards that followed the patience and perseverance of Prophet Ibrahim, who held on tenaciously to his faith in God despite affliction.

The governor also urged Nigerians to draw lessons from the prophet’s example by eschewing tendencies that could severe the unity and stability in the country.

“I join Muslim faithful across the country to share in the felicity of the Eid al-Adha, which comes with significant lessons for mankind. This symbolic Islamic festival is a constant reminder to 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.

“It also reminds us of the sacrifice we are expected to make not only for the purpose of spiritual fulfilment but also for the progress of mankind and development of our society. Development and progress can only be achieved in an atmosphere in which unity, peace and mutual respect reign supreme. We must, therefore, eschew tendencies that can further divide us as a people.”

He advised Nigerians to support the government’s efforts in creating a nation that would work for all.

Remmy Nweke/DoP

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