The lawmaker representing Atisbo/Saki East/Saki East Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Olajide Olatubosun, has urged Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love and tolerance as they celebrate Eid-el-Kabir.
Olatunbosun, who showered his constituents with cash and other gift items running into several millions of Naira, made the call in his Sallah message to the people yesterday.
He explained that most of the challenges facing the country are solvable if only Nigerians would imbibe the teachings of their faiths apply them in their day-to-day dealings with one another.
His statement read in part: “Challenges ranging from insecurity including banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery, corruption and others will have no place in our country if only we imbibe the tenets of our religion and have the fear of God.
“I’m of the view that if we imbibe the noble virtues of our faiths by establishing the connectivity between religious teachings and practice, Nigeria will be a better place for us all.
“We can create the greatest impact by putting into practice the noble teachings of our religion. In whatever we do in life, we must put the fear of God in our daily activities in order to make our society better.
“I felicitate with my Muslim brothers and sisters specifically in my constituency and Nigeria in general for the peaceful celebration of Sallah today despite the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). This shows that with one accord and adherence to the rules, we can overcome all the odds in this country.
“I also commend Nigerians for abiding by the protocols set by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19. It’s my utmost believe that these guidelines and their accompanying inconveniences are not meant to circumvent our freedom of worship in any way.
“The peaceful celebration of this year’s Sallah without having to gather in large numbers in specific locations (Eid Grounds) across the country underscores the willingness of our brothers in Islam to sacrifice for the well being of not only themselves but of the generality of Nigerians.
“While wishing Muslims a happy celebration, I urge worshipers not to forget the symbolic significance of the sacrifices of Sallah.”