Lagos – The Lagos State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called on Muslim faithful to work towards emulating the virtues of Prophet Ibrahim, with respect to total obedience to Allah, love, justice and equity, which is the whole essence of Eid-el Kabir celebration.
In a statement signed and released by the Council Chairman and Secretary, Qasim Akinreti and Alfred Odifa, the union called on all Muslims in the state to work for the unity, peace and progress of Nigeria.
The statement stressed that, events within the country indicate that Nigeria needs love and peace, as there are growing ethnic and religious tensions.
The statement further stated that, Eid-el Kabir is another opportunity for Nigerian Muslims and indeed all Nigerians to work towards effective solutions to the spate of insecurity, arson, kidnapping and terrorism in the country.
According to the NUJ, the significance of the celebration should be beyond the wining and dining; adding that the real essence is to encourage piety, total commitment to Allah, self-discipline and sacrifice.
The union also extended its Sallah greetings to the ‘Jagaban of Borgu and the National Leader Of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudasiru Obasa and wished all Muslim faithful a fulfilling celebration.