A group known as Kwara Youth Unity Forum has congratulated Muslims in the state on the occasion of the Eid-El-Kabir festival, wishing all and sundry a peaceful and happy celebration.
National Coordinator of the group, Comrade Ismail Alada, in a statement on Thursday in Ilorin, called on all Muslim faithful to use the occasion of the Eid-El-Kabir to pray for the end of the dreaded coronavirus ravaging the world.
Alada also urged Muslims to imbibe the lessons of total submission and obedience to the will of Almighty Allah as epitomised by Prophet Ibrahim and his son Ismail.
Comrade Alada also appealed to all Muslims to use the Eid-El-kabir to pray for peace and tranquility in the country.
The youth group leader admonished Muslims to always promote the principle of being one another’s keepers.
Comrade Alada, who emphasised the need to devote oneself to the services of the Supreme Being, prayed for the unity, peace, progress and stability of the country.
He tasked Muslims to celebrate with modesty and offer ceaseless prayers for the country to surmount various challenges being encountered in all sectors.
Alada said that series of events happening in the nooks and crannies of the country was a pointer to the fact that 2023 General Elections could be threatened if adequate measures were not put in place.
He therefore enjoined all Nigerians, especially Muslims to use the period of Eid-El-Kabir to embrace the virtues of love and sacrifice for the unity and development of the country.
Alada expressed his gratitude of the youth group to the Emir of Ilorin and chairman of Kwara state traditional council, Dr. Ibrahim Zulu Gambari and Prof Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, the new Chief of Staff (CoS) to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The group also appreciated Prof Abdullah Yusuf, the Chief Medical Director, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Prof Abdulrasheed Na Allah, Vice Chancellor University of Abuja, Prof Mohammed Akanabi, the VC Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete and Alhaji Yakubu Gobir, chairman, GOBIR foundation.
“Kwara Youth Unity Forum appreciates the contributions of Engr Bolakale Kawu Agaka, Hon Mohammed Nda Musa, Sen Gbemisola Saraki, lawyer Abdulrasaq Bamu and Chief Rex Olawoye to the progress and development of the state.
“We appreciate all their supports and prayers over the years and their contributions to the affairs of Kwara youth unity forum both financially, morally support, spiritually,” Alada added.