OrderPaperToday – President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday felicitated with all Nigerians particularly Muslim faithful on the occasion of this year’s Eid El Kabir, an Islam’s feast of sacrifice.
In a Sallah message released by Ola Awoniyi, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lawan noted that the celebration is significant as it serves as a reminder of the “imperative of unconditional obedience” to Allah.
He urged Nigerians to “continue to seek the face of the Almighty in our various national wars, be they against insecurity or the COVID-19 pandemic, and as we strive to make Nigeria a comfortable home for all its citizens.
“As we celebrate the feast of sacrifice with worship, I enjoin us to be mindful of the risk of the COVID-19 pandemic and adhere strictly to the safety protocols prescribed by our public health authorities.”
He further stated that the National Assembly is collaborating with the Executive in responding to the pandemic as it affects the economy and general public system.
“Those of us in leadership positions must continue to be aware of our covenant of service with the Nigerian people. On our part as your elected representatives and lawmakers, we pledge to always respect your trust and serve your best interests.
“In this regard, the National Assembly in the past one year, has passed many bills and resolutions and conducted many public hearings to strengthen the operations of government and enhance public service delivery.
“We shall continue on the same path and are confident of making the desired impacts, with your understanding and invaluable support.
“While wishing you all a happy festival, I again urge us to celebrate responsibly, in line with the general dictates of our faith and in the spirit of the august occasion”, Lawan added.
Similarly, the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege called for caution during the celebrations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yomi Odunuga, the Senator commended the police and other security agencies for making adequate preparations for safety during Sallah celebrations
“In view of subsisting Covid-19 guidelines, it has become even more necessary for all of us to ensure strict adherence to health and safety rules in our various religious places of worship and prayers.
“Once more, I felicitate with our dear Muslim brothers and sisters as they renew their faith in the preeminence of Almighty Allah through celebration of Eid-el-Kabir,” he added.