Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajuddeen Abbas, his Deputy, Benjamin Kalu, have felicitated with Muslims on the celebration of this year’s Eid-El-Adha.
Eid al-Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice, is the second and largest of the two main holidays celebrated in Islam.
It honours the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice one of his sons, either Ishmael or Isaac, as an act of obedience to God’s command
This was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Musa Abdullahi Krishi
According to the statement, the speaker urged the citizens to particularly use the occasion to pray for the success of the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
While calling for spiritual and moral support for all elected and appointed leaders nationwide, he enjoined all citizens to emulate Prophet Ibrahim’s obedience to the Almighty Allah, by making sacrifices towards the development and growth of Nigeria.
“I congratulate Muslims, and Nigerians by extension, as we witness yet another Sallah celebration, especially after the successful conduct of the 2023 general elections and the inauguration of a new President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as well as the 10th National Assembly,” the statement said.
Also, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu, felicitated with Nigerian Muslims and called on them and other Nigerians to show more love and be more patriotic, stressing the need for Nigerians to show more love, patriotism, respect for each other, and engage in fervent prayers.
He asked the citizens to remain patriotic and peace-loving while praying for the tranquility and prosperity of Nigeria, just as he appealed to Nigerians to engage in good deeds and humanitarian services, by supporting the less privileged in the society.