The Agenyi Ata of Igala Kingdom , Chief Ogwu James Onoja, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) has sent warm wishes to Nigerian Muslims as they mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr, being the celebration that comes after the Ramadan, a very important part of the Islamic faith.
Chief Ogwu James Onoja, SAN also congratulated the Nigerian Muslim faithful for having the special grace of Almighty Allah to partake in the Ramadan just as he thanked them for using the period to seek the face of Allah in the efforts to make the country a better place.
In a statement issued by his media office on Monday, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria urged Nigerians to have faith that the country would soon witness the type of greatness desired by citizens.
Chief Onoja however, advised Nigerians to remain steadfast, united, love one another and always play positive roles while the country’s leaders work for its progress.
“With the enormous human and other resources that we have, Nigeria has great potentials. These potentials can be tapped by looking inwards, making the right choices, working to achieve them and, above all, seeking Allah’s direction and guidance.”
“As we mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr, therefore, we should further resolve not to deviate from the lessons of Ramadan, the virtues of Islam and the commandments of Allah. If we do these, we are sure that we have played some of the roles expected of us as citizens for a greater Nigeria.”
Chief Ogwu James Onoja, SAN while stressing the need for a peaceful society, urged Muslims as well as other religious denominations in the country to continue to offer prayers for continued peace and stability in Nigeria, adding that all hands must be on deck to address the growing challenge of insecurity and other burning issues in the nation.
Chief Ogwu Onoja also enjoined Muslims in Kogi State to continue on the path of spirituality, peaceful co-existence, and to remain tolerant of other religious denominations in the State, saying that Kogi State was noted for religious harmony. Prayed for Kogites and Nigerians as a whole to witness and celebrate more Eid-el-Fitri in good health and prosperity.
Chief Ogwu James Onoja , Senior Advocate of Nigeria noted that, observing Ramadan is very significant to Muslims across the world as one of the five pillars of Islam, which teaches abstinence from worldly pleasures, steadfastness in prayers, and total submission to the will of Allah in accordance with their Quranic injunctions.
“For the Muslims, Eid celebration is very unique. It is a feast to mark the end of a month-long spiritual renewal after 30 days of fasting, prayers, and other spiritual activities.
“I want to urge my dear Muslim brothers and sisters to continue to emulate the good virtues inherent in Ramadan, such as helping the poor and the vulnerable in the society, offering gratitude to Allah, showing compassion and generosity to one another, among other good deeds that guide your faith.”
“Let us use this solemn time to ask God to end the endless blood-letting in our land and help re-direct our leadership at all levels so they can put the country first in all they do.” he added .
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