Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday called on Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of peace and unity as they celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir festival.
Saraki urged Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to step up their efforts in charitable endeavours, perseverance and spiritual intercession for the nation.
In a statement from his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, described the special occasion as “a period that honours the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son to show submission to Allah’s command.”
“As we have read from the Glorious Qur’an, just when Ibrahim was about to kill his son Ishmael, Almighty Allah (SWT) put a sheep in its place. Muslims use Eid el-Kabir to celebrate Prophet Ibrahim’s complete obedience to the will of Allah and as a reminder of our own willingness to make sacrifices in obedience to Allah,” he added.