Eid-el-Kabir: Eschew divisive tendencies, Obasa urge Nigerians

By Lanre Adesanya
The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudsashiru Obasa who doubles as the chairman conference of Nigeria Speakers, has implored Nigerians across the religious divide to unite and eradicate every form of rancor and discord.
Obasa made this call in his sallah message congratulating all Muslims faithful on the Eid-el-Kabir celebration,he urge all Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to imbibe spirits of Godliness, tolerance, perseverance and sacrifice as prerequisite for peaceful co-existence in the country.
The message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Musbau Rasak harps on need to imbibe the spiritual lesson of the period, noting that tolerance is key.
“Nigerians should imbibe the spirit of Godliness, perseverance and tolerance displayed by Prophet Ibrahim, his son, Ismail and wife, Hajarat in their joint decision to sacrifice Ismail to keep the convenant the Prophet had with God while looking for child.The son on his part was tolerant enough to present himself for sacrifice. These are the qualities we needed to engender peaceful co-existence in Nigeria: Godliness, perseverance and tolerance,” Rt. Hon Obasa said.