Imbibe lessons of Eid-el-kabir, Ekiti governor Oyebanji urges Muslims

The Ekiti state governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, has congratulated the Muslim ummah for witnessing this year’s Eid-el-Kabir festival. 

The governor in a goodwill message signed by his special adviser on media, Yinka Oyebode, urged Muslims to imbibe the lessons of love and sacrifice which the season symbolises as they celebrate. 

He charged them on the need to reflect on the significance of the sacrifice epitomised by the festival as well as promote the virtues of Islam.

Governor Oyebanji urged the faithful to learn from Prophet Ibrahim who surrendered to the will of the Almighty Allah by sacrificing his son, Ishmael, based on Allah’s injunction.

He said Prophet Ibrahim’s obedience, which was a test of faith, turned what was thought to be a loss to a great gain, noting that sacrifices, when done in good faith, produce positive results.

The governor, who expressed optimism that Nigeria would overcome its current challenges, urged Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for the country at this critical time in its history.

The Ekiti helmsman appreciated the Muslim community in the state for the support given to his administration through prayer, counsels and solidarity which he said he would not take for granted.