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Celebrate Sallah moderately – urges lawmakers



Celebrate Sallah moderately – urges lawmakers

By Rotimi Ijikanmi

With the recent confirmation of the Delta variant of the coronavirus (COVID-19), a federal lawmaker, the Hon. Olajide Olatubosun called on Muslim worshipers to celebrate Sallah in moderation.

Olatubosun, representing the federal constituency of Atisbo / Saki-West / Saki-East in the House of Representatives, made the call in a statement issued to congratulate Muslims and Nigerians in general.

In the statement made available to reporters in Abuja on Monday, lawmakers said people should keep in mind that the coronavirus is still very much present.

He specifically urged them to adhere to non-pharmaceutical protocols prescribed by the government in order to curb its spread.

“The preventative guidelines introduced by the government to curb the spread of this deadly disease would undoubtedly limit our freedom to gather and pray in large numbers.

“However, the measures are for our good even when they have unforeseen consequences on our daily life and our freedom.

“I therefore call on faithful Muslims and those of other faiths to show a high level of understanding, perseverance and patience as we collectively learn to regulate our lives in order to curb the spread of this unfortunate pandemic.

“The will of the Muslim Ummah not to gather in large numbers on the Eid field in accordance with the directives of the government only shows the level of their sacrifice to ensure the preservation of humanity,” he said. he declares.

Olatubosun called on the wealthy in society to seize Sallah’s opportunity to rescue the less privileged in society.

He said the move was imperative as many Nigerians faced the hardships caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, made worse by the challenges of the insurgency, kidnappings and banditry in the country.

The lawmaker who said he contacted his constituents in cash and in kind, including rams, food and other party supplies, said “life can only be meaningful if we share with our fellow citizens “.

The legislator also called on the people, whatever their religion, to show patience, understanding and spirit of sacrifice with the current administration.

He expressed the hope that with the continued efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari and the marching order given to the security agents to redouble their efforts to restore peace, normalcy would soon be restored in the country.

“I call for your understanding as the government of President Muhammadu Buhari tackles the root cause of rising food and other commodity prices in the country.

“The unfortunate escalation in food prices was mainly caused by the activities of insurgents, bandits and kidnappers across the country.

“Farmers can no longer access their farms despite the huge investments in agriculture by the government.

“We have hope for better days to come because the government of Buhari does not relax its efforts to deal with the insecurity in the country.

“The armed forces have been better equipped and motivated to engage criminals.

“Do not despair because there is light at the end of the tunnel,” he said.

The legislator called on the Muslim faithful to internalize the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) which are based primarily on love, sacrifice, patience, perseverance and understanding.

He said if the teachings were followed, most of the vices that currently threaten to tear our country apart would be nonexistent. (NAA)

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