The House of Representatives member representing Egbado North/Imeko Afon Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Abuja, Hon. Olaifa Jimoh Aremu, has felicitated with Muslims, especially from his constituency as they marked this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, urging them to imbibe the lessons of sacrifice and love which the festival signifies.
Olaifa, who is also the Deputy Chairman of House Committee on Lake Chad Basin Commission in a message he personally signed, enjoined Nigerians to use the unique period of Eid-el-Kabir festival to pray for the country to fully come out of its challenges that are threatening security of lives and property as well as economic well-being of average Nigerians.
While urging Nigerians to persevere and show love for one another, he noted that the festival provides a new opportunity to show compassion especially for the less privileged.
He also , stressed that, “only peaceful co-existence, selflessness service to the nation and total obedience to God, as was demonstrated by Prophet Ibrahim could take the country to the next level”.
OJA as the Aiyetoro, Egbado North born lawmaker is fondly called by his admirers, further noted that Eid-el-Kabir is a celebration of trust between man and God, rooted in the fulfilment of promises; he therefore urges the people to always hold their leaders accountable and ensure they deliver on their promises.
“The significance of Eid-el-Kabir celebration is not in the blood or the flesh of the rams that are being slaughtered but the message is for people to respect terms of promises made to other entities.
It is on this note that I urge the Muslim faithful to remember that obedience to Allah and uprightness are some of the virtues of a true worshiper”, he concluded.
Olaifa, joined other Muslims at the Central Eid Praying ground,, African Church School Compound, Ayetoro for the Eid – el – Kabir prayers with Chief Imam, Muhammad Jimoh Akorede leading the congregation.
Below are pictures from the event.