By Pamela Eboh Awka
Anambra State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo has called on Muslim faithful to use the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir to reflect on the state of the nation and live in peace with one another.
Soludo who was felicitating with Muslim faithful on this year’s event admonished them to emulate the righteousness and great virtues of Prophet Muhammad, stressing that the essence of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration is to offer sacrifice, express and extend love, for a peaceful coexistence in the country and the world at large.
The Governor urged them to celebrate with modesty and to remember the less-privileged amongst them in the society
He said; “Let the teachings of humility and love of the Eid-el-Kabir define your relationship with fellow Muslims and other citizens.
“Love is central for God’s mercies and blessings to flourish. Let us learn to love and accommodate one another.
“I urge you not to lose hope in the country, irrespective of the security and economic challenges in the country”.
He also called on the Muslim faithful and other Nigerians to pray for the country especially as the march for the 2023 general election gathers momentum, saying that nothing much can be achieved without peace.
Soludo added, “Once again, I congratulate the Muslim Ummah in Nigeria and indeed all Nigerians on this occasion of Eid-el-Kabir.”