As Muslims all over the world celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, the Ajia Balogun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oloye Adegboyega Taofeek Adegoke has urged Muslims and Nigerians as a whole to have faith in God and hope for better country.
He said this festive afford Muslims to reflect on the faith with which Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) willingly agreed to sacrifice his son, in obedience to the command of the Almighty Allah, which should reflect in dealings with each other either individually or in governance.
Ajia Balogun Olubadan while felicitating with the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso I, Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, Ibadan High Chiefs and people of Oyo state for witnessing this year Eid-el-kabir, he prayed that they would witness more of it in good health.
He made this known in Ibadan while speaking with Journalists on the need to imbibe the spirit of Prophet Ibrahim, which borders on faith and obedience to Almighty God, the authority, which should be a guide in daily activities of human endeavours, and hoping for better Nigeria by doing these.
According to him, “Muslims should be ready to ensure that the society feels the impact of the knowledge and teaching of Prophet Ibrahim in their character and relationship with others, particularly non-Muslims.”
While congratulating the Olubadan, all Muslims in Ibadanland, Oyo State and Nigeria as whole for witnessing another Eid-el-kabir, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Adegboyega Adegoke Resource Centre (AARC) prayed for Allah’s protection on all during and after the celebration.
Adegoke who is also the Executive Director, OES Energy Services Limited,
enjoined all Muslims not to allow the lessons and significance of the Sallah to end with it, urging them to continue in the pursuance of peace for national development.
“I want to urge Muslims and non-Mualims nationwide, I want to urge them to desist from any act of disobedience to the teachings of Islam and the law of the land.
“As we combating the menace of Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, I want us all irrespective of the religion, position or tribe to obey the law of the land, and follow all the preventive and precautionary measures put in place to curtail the spread.
“And I want to task our leaders to have greater concern for the poor if they can recognise the spiritual core of man and give no room for senseless materialism, greed and primitive accumulation of wealth.
“If spiritual core of man is recognised, it could lead to a better perspective about life: there would be no room for senseless materialism, greed and primitive accumulation of wealth. Rather, there would be greater concern for the poor and betterment of the entity, call Nigeria”. Adegoke noted.