The Member of the House of Representatives, Oluyole Federal Constituency Hon. Tolulope Akande Sadipe. K has described Eid-el-Kabir as a period to reflect on the essence of faith in the Almighty.
While she felicitated with Muslim brothers and sisters across her constituency, she called for sober reflections and prayers for the country.
Akande-Sadipe, who doubles as the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs also distributed cash, cows, rams and rice to Muslim faithful amongst the party Chiefs, community and traditional leaders within her constituency.
In her message, she wrote, “On this special day as we celebrate Eid El-Kabir, I felicitate with my Muslim Sisters and Brothers, may Almighty Allah bless our Nation and homes. May he fill our lives with Peace and Joy”.
“Eid-el-Kabir is a season that calls for sobriety and reminds us of the sacrifices of Ibrahim, our founding father of faith”, she said.
She, therefore, appealed to members of Oluyole constituency to celebrate the festive season moderately, enjoining them to also reach out to their neighbours.
Also, the All Progressive Congress (APC), Oyo state in a statement through his Publicity Secretary, Dr Azeez Olatunde We urge the adherence of Islam to allow the lessons Sallah brought to guide them now and their r daily lives after the Sallah festivities.
The statement urge people to Pray for Nigeria and co-operate with our leaders in the ongoing battle to rid the Country of all incidences of insecurity like Banditry, Kidnapping etc.
“On behalf of the State Caretaker Committee under the Chairmanship of Chief Akin Oke and all the members of APC in Oyo State,we wish you a wonderful and enjoyable Sallah festivities.”
The Chairman Forum 68 and immediate past Algon Chairman in Oyo State,Prince Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye (MDII) has called on Muslims to embrace the virtues of sacrifice, love, faith and unity as they celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir.
In a statement ahead of the Eid on Tuesday, Prince Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye said the celebration was a clarion call for Nigerians to imbibe the lessons of the season such as sacrifice, sincere commitment to righteous conduct as well as selfless service to God and humanity.
He said the significance of the season should be beyond merriment, adding that Muslims should reflect on the religious relevance of the season of sacrifice, faith in Allah, righteousness and self-discipline.
The chairman also called on Nigerians to shun any act capable of heating up the polity or causing distrust among ethnic and religious groups.
“We are all members of one nation and in spite of our diversity;we are bound by a common humanity,” Aleshinloye said.
“As we celebrate this auspicious occasion, let us renew our faith in our nation, implore the Almighty Allah to restore to us our great values and remember the poor and less privileged people in our midst and extend a hand of love and support to them”.
“We pray for values that place high premium on human life, neighbourliness and love as we reaffirm our faith in the unity of our dear country.