Lagos State Governor, Sanwo-Olu Cautions Muslims Ahead Of Eid Celebrations
The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sent out a word of caution to all Muslims in Nigeria especially those in Lagos State.
The governor in a statement asked Muslims to celebrate with caution as the third wave of COVID-19 is still present in the country, adding that they should maintain all protocols aimed at curbing the spread of the disease.
The statement which was released by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile reads;
“I advise Lagosians, especially Muslim faithful to imbibe the lessons of the sacrifice made by Prophet Ibrahim and work for the peace, stability, unity, and progress of the country.
On behalf of my family and government of Lagos State, I join millions of people around the world, to wish our Muslim brothers and sisters in the state and in Nigeria happy Eid-el-Kabir, which comes with significant lessons for mankind.
Eid al-Adha has become a symbolic event in the history of mankind, following the events that led to the sacrifice by Prophet Ibrahim, who held tenaciously to his faith in God despite his unpleasant circumstances at the time.
The festival, therefore, reminds 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, as well as sacrifice for the progress of mankind and development of our society.”