By Demola Atobaba, Ado-Ekiti
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ekiti State Council has congratulated colleagues who are Muslim faithfuls in the state on the celebration of this year’s Eid-El-Kabir.
In a press statement made available to Nigerian NewsDirect in Ado-Ekiti by the Union Chairman, Lion Rotimi Ojomoyela and the Secretary, comrade Kayode Babatuyi thanked Allah for another opportunity to witness the celebration which is significant in Islamic religion.
Thanks Union advised all Muslims members to be obedient, cultivate the habit of giving and extending hands of fellowship to other people, particularly the less privileged as commanded by Prophet Mohammed.
It is when we are obedient and give to others that we can receive from Allah, as He gave Prophet Ibrahim a ram in replacement of his only son he wanted to sacrifice to God.
It also enjoined the Islamic adherents to be moderate in the celebration and desist from wastefulness and act of lawlessness.
NUJ, therefore, appealed to those at the helms of affairs to prioritize the welfare of citizens, because people are going through difficult situations in the country.
Expressing joy on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast by Muslims, NUJ explained that witnessing another Eid-Kabir is a special privilege from the Almighty Allah who has control over the destiny of man.
It added that the 30-day spiritual exercise has drawn the faithful closer to Allah, while urging them to keep on practising the lessons learnt from the holy month in their relationship with their Maker and fellow human beings.