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As Muslims celebrate Eid-el-Kabir, Islamic groups have urged the Federal Government to find new ways of improving security and boosting the country’s economy.

They also also urged Nigerians to support government’s agenda and embrace love and tolerance.

The groups, including Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), The Muslim Congress (TMC) and The Companion gave the charge in separate statements to felicitate with Muslims and pray Allah for the continued existence of Nigeria, as well as seek divine guidance for the leadership at all levels.

Director, MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, lamented the killings around the country in the last couple of months.

Luqman AbdurRaheem of TMC, congratulated Muslims on the occasion, saying:

“While engrossed in eating and drinking, we should not forget the memorable lessons of devotion, dedication, commitment and nation-building as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim.”

National President of The Companion, Thabit Wale Sonaike, charged Muslims to celebrate in moderation, reflect on the lessons of the sacrifice and imbibe the true spirit of selfless service to Allah and humanity.

Meanwhile, the Executive Secretary, Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN), Professor Dawud O. S. Noibi, the Rivers State Islamic Leader/Vice President General, Council for Islamic Affairs, Nasir Awhelebe Uhor and Director of Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Professor Ishaq Akintola, have charged Muslims to rededicate their lives to Allah, as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.

Speaking with The Guardian on telephone, Noibi reminded Muslims of Prophet Ibrahim’s obedience through his willingness to sacrifice his only child, Ismael.


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