The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria has sent its goodwill message to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
This was contained in a statement on Monday 19th July 2021from ALGON media Office in Abuja and signed by the National Publicity Secretary Hon Solomon Onah.
The statement read in part, ‘The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria led by Hon Alabi, Kolade David hereby call on Muslims throughout the Country and beyond to use this year’s celebration to reflect on the virtues of peace and security for the development of the Country”, the message went further to cite the exemplary life lived by Prophet Muhammad (S A W) whom he described as peace-loving Father which was amplified from the festival He instituted through the agency of Prophet Ibrahim and Ismail (upon them be peace and blessings of Allah) was made manifest.
He said that while many lessons are drawn on this celebration, it is important for both Muslims and Christians to continue to reflect on peace and security which are
irreducible prerequisites for the country’s posterity.
Continuing, the statement quotes “No doubt the family established by Prophet Ibrahim
was a family of faith, piety, and perseverance.
“In other words, every action of these characters, while they were on earth, was destined to be a signifier.
“This to ALGON has always been an exciting reminder that has without hesitation, encouraged Man to carry out the divine responsibilities without prevarication as Allah always intervenes to turn situations of hopelessness into that of hope and happiness.
“While the Eid el-Kabir signifies a strong religious duty; it encourages the human
consciousness to put in practice unfettered adherence to signs and good
consequences of faith with constant reminders to walk with the creator in delivering
service to mankind.
“ALGON is strong of the view that the grassroots should always remain at the heart of the leaders to guarantee a better life, peace, security, and welfare of all.
“Also, the security hierarchy should ensure zero tolerance to issues of insecurity, crime,
and criminality from those miscreants to curb breach of law and order especially using
the rural communities as soft targets.
“He said that while awaiting the consideration of its memoranda for the creation of State Police, it is important to use this Sallah opportunity to heighten the call for members of the State Assemblies to unanimously support the creation of State Police as has been supported by the National Assembly.
“It is important that domestic peace is given a
chance through the creation of state Police.
“While the celebration lasts, there is a need for renewed compliance with the COVID-19
protocol especially now that the deadly Delta variant has been reported in Nigeria,
eschewing the crowd and avoiding non-essential interstate travels during Sallah are also advised”, the statement concluded.