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Eid: Clerics Task Muslims on Prayer to End COVID-19

Ibadan Prayer Ground, Agodi was this morning filled to capacity as some Muslim faithful gathered to observe the annual Eid-el Kabir prayer.

The prayer led by the Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Alhaji Abdulgany Agbotomokekere saw other religious leaders in attendance.

In his sermon, the Chief Imam of Ibadanland urged Muslims to intensify their prayer to end COVID-19.

He also urged Muslims to be obedient and generous to mankind, noting that every individual would give account of his daily dealings.

In an interview, the Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Edo and Delta, Alhaji Dawud Makanjuola urged Nigerians to embrace love, eschew evil and embrace peace.

Alhaji Makanjuola stressed the need for Nigerians to observe various precautionary measures to contain the spread of corona virus

Other religious leaders at the prayer ground stressed the need for government to put an end to incessant killings in some part of the country.

The prayer was climaxed with the slaughtering of ram performed by the Chief Imam of Ibadanland.

Similarly, the Grand Imam of Ijesaland, Sheikh Muhammad Idris has admonished Muslim faithful to commit themselves to the holy prophet’s injunction on peace, tolerance, charity and generosity to the less privilege.

Sheikh Idris stated this in his Sallah message made available to Gold FM.

He urged Muslim faithful to emulate the holy Prophet Mohammed by
imbibing the ideals of sacrifice.

The grand imam of ijesaland, who emphasised that Eid-el-kabir was a
season of love, peace, togetherness and sacrifice, urged Nigerians to
embrace peaceful co-existence and pray to god to heal the land from
the COVID-19 pandemic

Rotimi Famakin/Gold FM

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