As the Muslim ummah in Nigeria join their worldwide counterparts to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, the Director General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr. Garba Abari has urged the ummah not to forget in a hurry the lessons of piety, sacrifice and good neighbourliness learnt during the just concluded Ramadan fast.
In a message of felicitation, the NOA Director General enjoined the Muslim faithful to shun all vices as they are un-Islamic and inimical to national progress and development.
Abari, said Eid-el-Kabir is an opportunity for Muslims, and indeed all Nigerians, to demonstrate the spirit of caring and sharing that exists among us.
This, he said, will stand out as a shining example for the younger generation to follow in their relationships with other members of society, thereby shunning acts such as banditry and kidnapping which have become troublesome scourges on the nation.
While urging the Ummah to remain true to their civic duties and maintain support for government towards fulfilling its obligations, the NOA Director General called on the faithful to be law abiding and security conscious both during and after the celebrations, adding that progress and development can only thrive in an atmosphere of peace.