Eid-el-Kabir: El-Rufai, Uba Sani Preaches Peace, Hope.
By: Femi Mustapha
Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has called on the Muslim faithful to use the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir, to buoy their faith and retain the hope that together they can make things better.
Just as the Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, Senator Uba Sani said Patience and sacrifice for a good or just cause is fundamental to progress, building of peaceful societies and human survival. Staying aloof and doing nothing worsens situations and deepens the sense of helplessness and hopelessness.
This was contained in the their messages to felicitate with the Muslim faithful in the year’s Eid-el-Adhan.
In a statement signed by Special Adviser to the Governor (Media & Communication), Muyiwa Adekeye, Governor El-Rufai urges Muslims to embrace the lesson of the sacrifice and uphold peace and goodwill towards all.
He congratulated pilgrims from the State for the opportunity to undertake the Hajj for the first time since 2019.
“It is my great honour and privilege to salute the Muslim faithful on the occasion of Eid-El-Kabir. The festival of sacrifice is a celebration of Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) absolute faith in the Almighty Allah, a tradition that the noble Prophet Muhammad (SAW) continued, which is being observed annually by Muslims worldwide as an act of worship.”
Uba Sani in his massage, thanked the Almighty Allah for the opportunity to be part of the unique celebration, saying Nigerians will be richly rewarded for their patience and sacrifices.
The Feast of Sacrifice, he said, is a special celebration that reminds mankind that patience, trust, faith, obedience and sacrifice draws abundant blessings from Allah.
“Patience and sacrifice for a good or just cause is also fundamental to progress, building of peaceful societies and human survival. Staying aloof and doing nothing worsens situations and deepens the sense of helplessness and hopelessness.
“We have been going through a debilitating crisis and the huge challenges that test the will of the human person. But we are still trudging along, keeping hope alive and utilizing available opportunities to better our lives.
“We are indeed a resilient and strong people. Governments at different levels have been making efforts to address our economic and security challenges, but a lot still needs to be done,” he stressed.