MR Babajide Sanwo-Olu has congratulated Nigerians, especially Muslims across the country on the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir festival.
Sanwo-Olu said; “On behalf of my family and the government of Lagos State, I join millions of people around the world, to wish our Muslim brothers and sisters in the State and in Nigeria happy Eid-el-Kabir, which comes with significant lessons for mankind. Eid al-Adha has become a symbolic event in the history of mankind, following the events that led to the sacrifice by Prophet Ibrahim, who held tenaciously to his faith in God despite his unpleasant circumstances at the time.
“The festival, therefore, reminds us that there will always be great rewards when we have abiding faith and patience in trying periods; persistence in prayers and tenacity in our belief, as well as a sacrifice for the progress of mankind and development of our society”.
He also urged them to celebrate with caution in the wake of the third wave of coronavirus infections in Nigeria. He advised them to adhere to all COVID-19 protocols.
The Governor also implored Nigerians to support governments at state and federal levels in building a better society that is free from violence, insecurity and other social vices.