OSOGBO – The Senator representing Osun-East Senatorial District, Francis Fadahunsi, has called on Muslims in the country to use the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir to emulate the essence of the Islamic festival, which is obedience to God through sacrifice.
According to him, sacrificial obedience is the hallmark of a true religious person.
The Osun senator made the call in a Sallah message issued and signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Sam Segun-Progress, copy of which was made available to Independent Newspapers.
He said the festival should be a reminder of the sacrificial life expected of us as responsible citizens and in submission to God’s will.
Urging Muslim faithful not to be tempted in replacing the significance of the season with feasting, Senator Fadahunsi said that the exemplary obedience of the patriarch of faith, Ibrahim, should be the motivation that will make Nigerians better people living in love and harmony.
“As we celebrate this great occasion, let us renew our love one for another, let us learn to make sacrifices that can impact on the people and make our state and nation a better place.”