Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.
The Muslim Ummah has been urged to emulate the sayings and deeds of the Holy Prophet Muhammad as they celebrate this year’s Eid-El-Kabir.
An All Progressives Congress loyalist and an eminent son of Igala kingdom from Dekina local government area, Hon. Andrew Onu Adama, in his congratulatory message on the occasion of the 1443 AH Sallah celebrations, admonished Muslim brothers and sisters and non-Muslims alike to live peacefully and coexist harmoniously.
To the people of Okura state constituency, Hon. Andrew Onu in a message of felicitation to the people of Okura state constituency, Dekina local government, and the state in general which was made available to the media in Lokoja, said God deserves the praises for allowing mankind to witness this year’s Sallah despite encountering several hiccups.
He said the citizens should allow the reason for the season which is obedience and trust in Allah as exemplified by Ibrahim the father of faith and the Universe (Abraham) in offering his only son (Ishmail) as a burnt offering and came ascending sacrifice (ram) to always permeate them
The former Aspirant for the Okura state constituency during the just concluded APC primaries urged them to emulate Prophet Muhammad’s deeds by showing love, giving to the helpless neighbors, and above all obeying His ordinances and laws for the obtainment of His blessings.
Hon. Andrew further informed that the problems facing human beings, especially the widespread insecurity, mass poverty, economic retardation, and another nadir of human challenges confronting them could be overturned if only they worship Allah in sincerity and obey His principles.
The Okura-born politician and peoples’ emancipator canvassed for mutual co-existence with other multi-ethnic and multi-religious groups positing that growth and development could only materialize society where peace and unity reign supreme.
”It is also a moment of spiritual regeneration for our nation and its citizens to be liberated from the web of challenges of widespread insecurity, mass poverty, rising inflation, lack of jobs, and another plethora of mountains facing our country”. Adama asserted.
Ahead of February 2023 elections, Hon. Andrew Onu urged Igala sons and daughters who have reached the age of 18 years but were yet to obtain their permanent voter cards to approach the Independent National Electoral Commission ‘INEC’ for registration as it serves as portending tool to effect good leadership come 2023 and beyond.
”The season is a wake-up call for all and sundry to reflect deeply on the state of the nation to come up with suggestions that will lead to solving the several abstacles bedeviling our land”. he further quipped.
While wishing the Muslim community and the generality of the citizens a happy Sallah celebration, Adama however cautioned against indulging in unholy practices capable of denting their individuals, families, communities, and the state’s reputation.