As Muslims all over the world celebrate this year’s Eid-el- Kabir on Sunday, a politician in Lagos State, Chief Lanre Razak, has urged them to deeply reflect on the occasion and imbibe the culture of piety, holiness and the fear of Allah in their conduct.
Razak, a former Commissioner for Public Transportation in the State and Balogun General of Epe Land, gave the advice in his Sallah message.
In a statement weekend in Epe, he also enjoined Muslims to use the occasion to offer special prayers for continued peace, unity and progress in Nigeria considering the current security challenges.
A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress and member of Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) in Lagos State, Razak advised the people to be pious and shun all the social and religious vices, which Islam abhors.
“We should use the opportunity to pray for Nigeria, the President, Governors, other political office holders and those in leadership positions for God’s guidance and good health”, Razak advised.
He also advised the people to pray and dedicate themselves to the dreams of building a strong, united, economically and politically stable Nigeria.
He further said: “As we celebrate the Ileya festival, people should be law abiding and support all the three tiers of government in order to tackle insecurity, unemployment, corruption and under-performing economy”.