Eid-el-Kabir: Gaya urges Muslims to imbibe spirit of sacrifice, love 

Eid-el-Kabir: Gaya urges Muslims to imbibe spirit of sacrifice, love

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Eid-el-Kabir: Gaya urges Muslims to imbibe spirit of sacrifice, love 

By Abba Dukawa

 

The member representing Albasu, Gaya, Ajingi in the House of Representatives from Kano State, Hon. Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya has called on Muslims to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice and love as they celebrated this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.

He made the call in a Sallah message issued to media houses in Kano, including The Triumph.

The lawmaker also cautioned people against hate, incitement or fanning embers of disunity, saying the period of the celebration was a clarion call for Muslims to imbibe the lessons of the season such as selfless service to God and humanity, sacrifice and sincere commitment to righteous conducts in their private and public lives.

Hon. Gaya said  that the significance of the season should be beyond the festivities, adding that the real essence was not in the meat or the blood of the animal but to encourage piety, self-discipline and sacrifice.

He called on all Nigerians to exhibit these values for the good of the country, stressing the need for constructive criticisms for improved governance, which he said, must be separated from incitements in order to move the state and the country forward.

While congratulating the Muslims for the opportunity by Allah to enable them to witness yet another celebration, he urged the faithful to use the period to pray for peace and unity in the country and for safe return of pilgrims from the Holy Land.

 

He noted that despite the current economic challenges, the country and its people had all that was required to come out better and stronger.

 

Mahmud said: “Truly, times are tough but we are a tough people too. Therefore, I have no doubt that we shall overcome our present economic setback sooner than anticipated, if we all commit to the ideals of nation building.

 

“I also enjoin every one of us to contribute in strengthening the bond of unity and oneness that exists among us. This, I believe, will spur us to avoid negative tendencies that could derail our efforts at ensuring faster economic revival and socio-political stability.”

Eid-el-Kabir: Gaya urges Muslims to imbibe spirit of sacrifice, love 

He said the present economic downturn was “a passing phase that will soon be over with correct government policies and people’s cooperation with government.”

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