An Osun State based civil group, the Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEOS) has urged Nigerians, particularly, the good people of Osun State to live in peace and unity among themselves in respective of religion, saying that only unity of purpose among the people could make them to put the leaders on their toes by enjoying the dividend of good governance.
The CSCEOS in its Eid-El-Kabir message to the People of Osun State, signed by its Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman which was made available to newsmen on Sunday, congratulated the Muslims and Christian in the State for witnessing another Eid-El-Kabir festival, congratulating all the Osun people who were successfully performed this year Hajj in fulfillment of a key injunction of the Islamic faith.
The group urged the good people of the State nay Nigeria to imbibe the lessons of commitment, dedication and obedience to Almighty Allah in Prophet Ibraheem’s willingness to sacrifice his son in defence to the will of God which Eid-El-Kabir commemorates and symbolizes, advised religion leaders to follow the stipulation of Quran 3 vs. 104, 4 vs.58&74-76 and 16 vs.90-91, not only restricted themselves to Quran Chapter 4 vs. 59 and 49 vs 10.
It also called on Muslims to use the occasion to strengthen the unity, peace and progress of the State and Nigeria, advised the Pilgrims in the Holy Land to pray fervently for the progress of the State, praying that their Ibadat be accepted as they continue in their spiritual journeys towards the fulfillment of the pilgrimage rites.
According to the message: “We must be bold to tell the truth in the interest of our country and her people.Our dear country needs capable and result-driven leadership to steer the ship of state in the emerging new world order which places premium on breaking new grounds to create opportunities for our teeming population. We want to say that this year’s celebration needs more prayers and total dedication now than ever before. Nigeria is at a critical political crossroads coupled with our economy recession.We need strong leadership that is prepared to address the greater challenges confronting the country at the moment.
“As it is today, the economic situation of the country is nothing to write home about.The spate of kidnappings, pipeline vandalism armed robberies, arms proliferations, smugglings, unemployment, youths restiveness and decaying infrastructure calls for worry particularly in a society where the moral values have taken a nose dive. We ask the Almighty Allah to give us leaders that will honour agreements whether written or verbal, whether documented or otherwise, so that we can collectively nurture a God-fearing society with sound moral values, ethics and rule of law”.
It stated that there was need for Nigeria as a country to re-invent and set our priorities right, saying that as a country, we must also take more pro-active measures that would help us confront multi-faceted problems of kidnappings, bomb blasts, armed robberies, arms proliferations, smuggling, unemployment, youths restiveness and decaying infrastructure if confidence and faith in the unity of the country must be restored.
[Social Justice Equity]