Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu  has implored Nigerians to uphold the principles and actions of Prophet Ibrahim and work for a united nation.

In a statement by Gboyega Akosile, the Governor’s Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Sanwo-Olu noted that Eid al-Adha has been a point of reference in the history of mankind, given the enormous recompense   that followed the fortitude and unwavering faith   of Prophet Ibrahim during his time of tribulation.

Sanwo-Olu urged Nigerians to draw lessons from the prophet’s examples by shunning   tendencies that could cause disunity and instability in the country.

He said: “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 fulfillment, but also for the progress of mankind and development of our society.” Adding that development and progress can only be achieved in an atmosphere of unity, peace and mutual respect. 

He encouraged  the citizens to be supportive of  the government’s efforts in building a nation that would serve all and sundry , stressing that the progress of the nation is a collective duty.

The statement added: “As a government, we are playing our part to ensure public resources are properly channeled for the benefit of the citizens. However, the citizens must ensure these energies are not wasted by shunning actions that can make these efforts difficult”

The Governor wished all Muslims a happy and peaceful Eid al-Adha celebration.”

Compiled by Ogunyemi Ibrahim.

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