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At Eid-el-Kabir, Imam says Nigeria needs unity to surmount challenges

By Michael Egbejule, Benin City
11 July 2022   |   2:40 am
Chief Imam of Benin Central Mosque, Sheikh Abdulfatah Enabulele weekend, urged Nigerians to rise above ethnic sentiments and work together towards addressing challenges facing the country.

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Chief Imam of Benin Central Mosque, Sheikh Abdulfatah Enabulele weekend, urged Nigerians to rise above ethnic sentiments and work together towards addressing challenges facing the country.

In his message to Muslims, Enabulele said the celebration amidst security and socio-economic challenges in the build-up to the 2023 general elections is a call for Muslims to pray for peace and make their conduct the reason for people to worship God.

Some Muslim faithful said the Eid message had reinforced their trust to pray for unity, prosperity and stability of the country.

The Sultan of Sokoto’s goodwill message was delivered by the Chairman, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs Alhaji Abdulaziz Igbinidu.

Eid-El –Kabir, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast in the Muslim calendar to celebrate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Ismaili, in submission to Allah’s command.

The congregational prayers were led by the Chief Imam of Benin Central Mosque, Sheikh Abdulfatah Enabulele.

Security personnel from the Nigeria Police, NSCDC, DSS, vigilante groups, PUWOV and other paramilitary organisations were on the ground to ensure a hitch-free celebration.

The eid prayers climaxed with the slaughtering of ram.