By Sunday Oguntuyi Osogbo
Osun State Deputy Governor, Benedict Alabi, has felicitated with Muslims around the world, on the occasion of this year Eid-el-kabir.
He stressed that the exemplary attributes of obedience and selflessness displayed by Prophet Ibrahim should be a guiding principle for every Muslim and people of other faiths.
According to him, the festival remains significant, as it instills the conviction of total submission to the will of Almighty Allah in all adherents.
The Deputy Governor said, ” I rejoice with all Muslims around the world, and the state of Osun in particular on this occasion of high spiritual significance.
“While we celebrate with our loved ones with attendant merriment, it is pertinent for us to emulate the rare trait of obedience and selflessness displayed by prophet Ibrahim.
“I believe our national challenges would be seamlessly surmounted if we selflessly contribute our quotas to the development and growth of our nation and submit to the will of our creator in the same vein the prophet did.
“Also, as Osun goes to the poll in few days from now, we must all play the game according to the rule and be guided by spirit of selflessness and patriotism.
“On behalf of my family, I congratulate our Muslim brothers and sisters for witnessing this special season, may Allah reward your sacrifice bountifully, and preserve us all to witness many of this season in years to come. Barka da sallah”.