By Stanley Onyekwere
The Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abdullahi Adamu Candido has called on Muslim faithful to promote unity and love as they celebrate eid-Kabir Sallah.
Candido opined that Eid-Kabir became a symbolic event in the history of mankind, given the bounty of rewards that followed the patience and perseverance of Prophet Ibrahim, who held on tenaciously to his faith in God despite affliction.
In his Sallah message to residents of the council, Candido urged them to shun divisive tendencies, as development and progress can only strive in an environment in which unity, peace and mutual respect reign supreme.
He equally charged the residents and Nigerians to draw lessons from the prophet’s example by eschewing tendencies that could sever the unity and stability in the council and Nigeria as a whole.
“I enjoin all Muslims across the country to share in the felicity of the Eid-Kabir, which comes with significant lessons for mankind.
“This symbolic Islamic festival is a constant reminder to us that, there will always be great rewards when we have abiding faith and patience in trying periods, persistence in prayers and tenacity in our belief.
“It also reminds us of the sacrifice we are expected to make not only for the purpose of spiritual fulfilment but also for the progress of mankind and development of our community and the nation at large,” the AMAC Chairman stressed.
Candido also urged residents of the council to support the policies and programmes of the government at the local, state and federal level in creating a nation that would work for all.
He added that the administration rolled out people oriented programmes and policies that would uplift the living standards and their well being in his second tenure tagged “Next Chapter Agenda.”
The Chairman, who assured the residents that the government is playing its part to ensure that public resources are properly channelled to the their benefit.
He therefore enjoined the people to ensure that these energies are not wasted by shunning actions that can make these efforts useless.
The AMAC boss further explained that the council is working assiduously with relevant security personnel towards ensuring a hitch free celebrations in the council and FCT at large.