June 25, 2017

Eid-el-Fitr: Imam urges Nigerians to be optimistic of stronger Nigeria in future


The Chief Imam of Ijebu-Ode, Alhaji Abdulrasak Salaudeen, has urged Nigerians, especoally Muslims, to be optimistic of a stronger Nigeria.

Salaudeen made the call in his goodwill message to the Muslim brethren during the Eid-el-Fitr prayer session held on Sunday in Ijebu-Ode where he led the worshippers in two rakat prayers.

He said one of the injunctions of Ramadan was for believers to always have faith in the Almighty Allah.

The cleric urged them to continue with their good virtues in keeping with faith in the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammed on the essence of Ramadan.

Reflecting on the lessons of the Ramadan month, Salaudeen tasked them to continue to refrain from iniquity in order to receive the reward of their steadfastness from Allah.

He challenged government at all levels to improve the welfare of the citizenry and build an egalitarian society where everyone would enjoy the dividends of democracy equally.

Salaudeen urged the Federal Government not to relent in its efforts to rid the nation of terrorism, stem the tide of corruption and resolve the recession crisis facing the economy.

Similarly, the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona urged clerics and Muslims to continue to pray for the sustenance of peace and progress of Ijebuland and the entire nation.

He tasked clerics to continue to instill the fear of God in the their congregation through their sermons and leading exemplary lives worthy of emulation.

According to the monarch, political office holders should endeavour to redeem their electoral promises to the electorates to build trust and foster the spirit of unity.

He advised leaders to remain accountable especially with the use of public funds and to also create solutions towards youth unemployment.