EID-EL-KABIR: Celebrate Moderately And Adhere To Covid-19 Regulations, Jamiu Tasks Muslims
By Tope Ogunfowakan.
The Deputy Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Hakeem Jamiu has called on the people of the state to continue to demonstrate tolerance and understanding towards one another and show compassion to those in need.
Jamiu who made the call in a congratulatory message to Muslim faithfuls on the occasion of the Eld-El-Kabir celebration in the State, wants them to celebrate moderately amidst global pandemic currently ravaging the world.
He said while it was incumbent on all believers to be steadfast in prayers at any given situation, it is also the duty of all citizens to be vigilant about happenings within and around their communities so as to forestall any acts of criminality and to curtail the further spread of Coronavirus pandemic in the State.
The Deputy Speaker in a press statement issued in Ado Ekiti, explained that Muslims should observe their Eid prayers at home while still taking necessary safety measures regarding personal hygiene, facial masks and physical distancing. He also appealed to them to obey the Covid-19 regulations in the state.
He also called on them to make necessary sacrifices, reflect on their spiritual commitments during the Eid-El-Kabir celebration and help the less privileged in the society.
The Deputy Speaker asked Muslims and all residents of the state to put hands together, individually and collectively to contribute their quotas to the sustenance of peace and security of the State, and as well to stem the tide of the global pandemic.
He lauded Governor Kayode Fayemi for providing leadership and giving directions in the fight to mitigate the spread and effects of Covid-19 that has kept the entire global community on its toes in the last few months.
Jamiu said that Governor Fayemi’s efforts and pragmatic inputs explained the low incidence level of the virus in the state.
He however charged Muslims faithful and all well meaning residents of the state to pray for quick recovery of the state Governor and all other persons that have been tested positive for the global pandemic in the State.
Jamiu also urged Muslims faithful and all residents of the state to eschew all that could challenge the collective will to live harmoniously with one another.
He said Government will continue to work for the peaceful coexistence amongst the various ethnic groups and individuals in the state, while tasking residents to continuing praying for peace and unity of the state and the nation at large.