Dr Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe, senator representing Kwara Central at the National Assembly has congratulated the Muslim faithful on the occasion of 2020 Eid-el-Adha, while pleading with them to be calm and moderate in their celebrations.
Oloriegbe said calm celebrations were necessary because the world is still battling with the ravaging coronavirus disease, noting however that hands of fellowship should still be extended to the less privileged.
This much was contained in his felicitation message to the people of his constituency yesterday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
According to the doctor-turned-lawmaker: “I congratulate my fellow Muslim faithful on the occasion of this year’s Eid. The present situation has warranted a low-key celebration with little or no glamour and funfair as it is used to be.
“However, the setback shouldn’t stop us from ensuring that we extend the hands of kindness to our kiths and kin as well as our neighbors. What the festival symbolizes even by its name is ‘celebration of gifts sharing’.”
“At the same time, I wish to charge you to use this auspicious occasion to pray for the nation as well as the leaders governing each helm of our affairs.”
The legislator also advised that people should not forget to abide strictly by the regulations towards the curtailment of the scourge as they go about celebrating.
“I want to remind us again that our sworn-enemy, COVID-19 is still much alive and we must not forget to observe safety measures to curtail its spread.”
Concluding, Oloriegbe specifically sends warmth greetings to the Emir of Ilorin, the Emirate Traditional Council, and religious leaders.
“I will like to use this medium to also extended greetings to our Royal Father, Mai Martaba Serikin Musulumi, His Royal Highness, Alh. Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, The Emirate Councils, and the Religion Leaders. May we celebrate more years in bliss and prosperity.”