By Henry Okonkwo
Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has congratulated Nigerians, especially Muslims across the country on the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir festival.
Sanwo-Olu urged them to celebrate with caution in the wake of the third wave of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
The governor advised them to keep to all the COVID-19 protocols as they celebrate the festival.
In a message on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, the governor advised Lagosians, especially Muslim faithful to imbibe lessons of the sacrifice by Prophet Ibrahim and work for the peace, stability, unity and progress of the country.
The governor said there was a strong connection between the peaceful coexistence of all tribes and religions and development, noting that as Lagosians, every resident must live together peacefully.
He said, “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.”