Eid-el-Kabir: Let Peace Reign In Nigeria, Lagos Speaker Obasa Pleads

Eid-el-Kabir: Let Peace Reign In Nigeria, Lagos Speaker Obasa Pleads

  • The speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has urged Nigerians to embrace peace as they celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir
  • Muslims all over the world are expected to celebrate this year's Eid-el-Kabir festival on Tuesday, July 20
  • Obasa also appealed to all political parties in the state to embrace peace and unity during the forthcoming local government

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Ikeja, Lagos - Mudashiru Obasa, the speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, has urged Nigerians to see peace as one of the major ingredients for democracy to thrive.

Legit.ng reports that the speaker made this known in his Eid-el-Kabir message to Nigerians including residents of Lagos and politicians in the state, who are preparing for local government elections.

Lagos speaker urges Nigerians to embrace peace
The speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa has enjoined Muslims to embrace peace. Credit: Mudashiru Obasa.
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Obasa, who noted that the yearnings of many well-meaning Nigerians were justified, however, added that going about such demands and requests through violent means would not help the citizens and the country.

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He said:

"We complain about a dwindling economy today, but the truth is that restiveness, banditry, terrorism, kidnappings and general insecurity are some of the major causes.
"It is not difficult to know that no nation can thrive or succeed when it is violence-ridden. Just as citizens must begin to live in peace and neighbourliness, we, as leaders, must also not nap, we must not sleep on ideas to make the country great.
"We must show perfect examples of love for country and sacrifice to humanity as Islam teaches. In Lagos, we have remained a good example of a working democracy thanks to our hardworking leaders and faithful residents.

He said it is very important that all parties in the forthcoming local government elections shun violence, adding that it is not going to do any party any good also.

Obasa added:

“We must allow people of the state to decide and choose leaders that will serve their interests for the next four years. So, we must all come together to condemn anything that has to do with violence.

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“We must do that, it is important because anything can become the outcome of violent actions. We don’t want that to happen."

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Jubilation as Governor Zulum orders immediate payment of July salary ahead of Sallah

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that in a bid to allow Muslims in Borno state to shop ahead of the Eid-El Kabir celebrations, government workers in the state would be receiving their monthly salaries ahead of the regular benchmark.

It was reported that the state governor, Babagana Zulum, approved the immediate payment to provide civil and public servants across the state support to celebrate the festivities.

The Borno state governor also released over N100 million to be shared among various categories of People Living With Disabilities (PLWDs).

Source: Legit.ng

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