Eid-el-Kabir: NOA Enjoins Muslims to Celebrate Modestly Amidst the Delta Variant of COVID-19
The State Director, National Orientation Agency, NOA, Mrs Folake Ayoola, has enjoined all and sundry to celebrate modestly, putting in mind the new Delta Variant of COVID-I9.
Mrs Ayoola who made this known in a statement to felicitate with Muslim faithful on this year’s Eid-el-kabir celebration said the Pandemic is still very much around.
The Oyo NOA boss said this year’s Eid-el-Kabir offers Nigerians the opportunity for sober reflections and serious introspection as a people of one great country united by a common destiny.
As exemplified by the action of the Prophet Ibrahim, who sought to make sacrifice of his son for the good of the land, she said Muslims must imitate this noble act by offering to Nigeria and people all that is needed to achieve the nation of our fondest dreams”.
“Every act of patriotism ensures that what is good for the nation is considered foremost.
Patriotism, in itself, therefore, thrives in the collective support for leadership, in the faith we espouse in our country, in the observance of national ethos and in the ideals that engender these ethos.
Above all, patriotism is driven largely by the love that defines relationships among a nation’s people”.
This Sallah celebration, the NOA State Director concludes, is therefore a wake-up call for us to re-dedicate ourselves to the things that bring progress and development to our nation and people.
Wherever we are and what ever creed or belief we profess, we must at a time like this gear our minds and actions towards peace, good neighborliness, obedience to laws, sacrifice, productivity and, again, all that is needed to get better as a nation. “
Mrs Ayoola wishes all Nigerians a very safe, peaceful and joyful celebrations while admonishing all travelers and motorists to be careful in order to arrive at their destinations safely