Facing The Ka'aba

June 20, 2024

Islamic foundation distributes Eid-ul-Adha meat to 600 people in Ibadan

Islamic foundation distributes Eid-ul-Adha meat to 600 people in Ibadan

…urges FG to invest more on food security


By Haroon Ishola Balogun


The Islamic Enlightenment Foundation of Nigeria has advised the Federal government to increase investment in agriculture for food security and sufficiency.


The Coordinator of the foundation, Dr Muhammad-Lawal Musa Alongbija gave the advice during the distribution of Eid-ul Adha meat to about 600 beneficiaries at As-Shiar Centre, Omi-Adio, Ibadan.


He stated that increased investment in Agriculture would banish hunger, reduce crimes and unemployment and ensure peace in the country.


The charity project financed by Sheikh Abduhakeem As-Shiar Kuwait and family, through the Kuwait Horizons Charity Society was coordinated by the Islamic Enlightenment Foundation of Nigeria, Ibadan under the chairmanship of Sheikh Shakir Jum’a Orankan.


Dr Alongbija stressed that the meat distribution to the needy and the underprivileged in the society was to complement government’s efforts geared towards reducing deprivation and hardship in the land, especially during the festival season, which teaches Muslims to extend hands of fellowship, love and compassion to all irrespective of religious belief.


“I’m very happy to see beneficiaries going back to their various homes with big white Nylons loaded with beef to celebrate and rejoice on the occasion of Eid-ul Adha”, Alongbija cheers.


According to Dr Alongbija, Eid-ul Adha goes beyond merriments; it epitomizes sacrifice, obedience to Allah and rededication to the worship of Allah.


He called on wealthy individuals to emulate such gestures to make life bearing for the economically disadvantaged.


Dr Alongbija prayed to Allah to reward Sheikh Abduhakeem As-Shiar and family, replenish their resources and grant them good dwellings in paradise for providing succour in time of need.


He also commended Sheikh Orankan for considering people in Omi-Adio and environs among the benefitting societies.


Some of the beneficiaries including the Chief Imam of Oloko, Apata, Ibadan, Alhaji Tirmisiy Murtadho, Ustaz Ibrahim Lakanle and Alhaja Ganiyat Adekunle expressed gratitude to the donors, the Co-ordinators with prayers to Allah more blessings and provide for them at their point of needs.