"Time for Celebration": Lagos Speaker Obasa Felicitates Muslims on Eid-el-Fitr, Urges National Unity

"Time for Celebration": Lagos Speaker Obasa Felicitates Muslims on Eid-el-Fitr, Urges National Unity

  • The speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Obasa, has joined Muslims in the country to celebrate Eid
  • The lawmaker stressed that this period should be used to foster and strengthen the bond between individuals of different factions, as that is what the nation needs the most at this time
  • The statement was made public by his chief press secretary, Eromosele Ebhomele, on behalf of the speaker

Lagos state House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa joined Muslims in celebrating Eid-el-Fitr, expressing faith that Allah's blessings will reach all.

Obasa, in a statement released by his chief press secretary, Eromosele Ebhomele, emphasised the importance of the holiday beyond festivities.

Lagos speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa preaches national unity on occasion of Eid.
Speaker Obasa asks Muslims not to forget the lessons learned during the holy month of Ramadan. Image: X/@mudashiru_obasa
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"Eid-el-Fitr is not just a time for celebration," Obasa stated, "but a day dedicated to expressing gratitude to Allah for the strength and devotion He granted us during Ramadan."

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He highlighted the significance of reflection, charity, and compassion during this holy period, as outlined in the Quran, the Nigerian Tribune reported.

The speaker extended his congratulations to Muslims in Lagos, Nigeria, and across the globe for successfully completing Ramadan.

He expressed his hope that Allah answered their prayers and continues to bless the state and country.

Obasa urged all Nigerians to rededicate themselves to God and strengthen their patriotism for national prosperity.

He envisioned a "peaceful, united and prosperous Nigeria under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu built upon the lessons of Ramadan.

"Regardless of faith," Obasa stressed, "we all share a vision for Nigeria's greatness. Achieving this requires increased patriotism and collaboration with the government."

He pointed to Lagos' progress as an example of effective collaboration, highlighting the House of Assembly's "pro-people direction" that has yielded positive results for residents.

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List of Countries that don’t observe holiday for Eid-el-Fitr

Earlier, Legit.ng compiled a list of countries that didn't follow other nations of the world to declare Eid-el-Fitr as a public holiday.

The Nigerian government earlier announced Tuesday and Wednesday as work-free days to mark the Muslim feasting day following the completion of the Ramadan fast.

However, upon realising that Eid was on Wednesday, the government added Thursday to the holiday.

Source: Legit.ng

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