The former governor of Kwara State, Dr Bukola Saraki, has urged Nigerian leaders at all levels to reflect deeply on the theme of sacrifice and embrace the courage to deny selfish interests for the sake of Nigeria’s progress.
He also urged Nigerians to use this Sallah celebration to pray for our military men and other security personnel, especially in the North-East, as they battle terrorism.
Saraki in his Sallah message to Nigerians said, “as we reflect on the symbolic reason behind this season, I oblige every one of us to reflect on the lessons’ of obedience, perseverance in total submission to the will of Almighty Allah as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his only son”.
The senator, while calling for prayers for our security operatives, said that they toil hard day and night towards securing the country’s territory and bringing back the abducted girls from Chibok, Borno State.
“This particularly is the recipe for peace that Muslims the world over are enjoined to put an end to violence and raging crisis that threatens our peaceful co-existence.
“As Nigerians, It is important for us to unite on all fronts and live harmoniously with people of other faiths while carrying out our religious obligations.
“The moral lessons of these historical characteristics of Prophet Ibrahim must not be forgotten”, he added.
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