The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has felicitated with Muslims on the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir, urging them to continue to uphold the lessons of love, loyalty and sacrifice, which are the hallmark of the festival.
Fayemi, in a goodwill message signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Olayinka Oyebode, said the Eid-el-Kabir festival also offers another opportunity for sober reflection, soul searching and spiritual renewal, which Allah demands from the faithful.
He advised that the lessons of sacrifice and loyalty, which Eid-el-Kabir teaches, should not be lost to the pomp and ceremony that accompany the festival.
The Minister urged Nigerians to continue to pray and work for peace and unity in the country.
He advised the Muslim faithful and adherents of other faiths to always demonstrate love and understanding towards one another in the quest for a greater and more prosperous Nigeria.
Fayemi said: “We can collectively confront our challenges as a nation and build a truly peaceful and prosperous Nigeria by acknowledging the supremacy of God, demonstrating genuine love and respect for one another and commitment to peaceful living.”