Senator Olufemi Lanlehin (SOLAN), has charged Nigerian Muslims to remain thankful to Almighty Allah for the gift of life, sound health, and the grace to witness this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, despite the pervasive uncertainty occasioned by the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic, and the resulting harsh economic realities.
Lanlehin, Oyo State governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2019 polls, and erstwhile Senator representing Oyo South Senatorial District, between 2011 and 2015, reminded Muslims to note that, notwithstanding the debilitating effects of the pandemic on the health and wealth of the nation, that they’re alive, in good health, and balanced emotion, is enough to be thankful for.
Admonishing Muslims to continue praying for Nigeria, at such a time when it is beset with a myriad of challenges from almost all fronts, Lanlehin admitted that with their prayers, Almighty Allah will turn things around for good.
Senator Lanlehin (SOLAN), who urged the well-to-do to remember the less privileged during these festivities, by extending helping hands to them, so they can also have enjoyable celebrations, called on governments at all levels, to prioritize the welfare of citizens in their developmental plans, programmes and policies, to reduce crime, criminality and dependence on handouts.
“Only when governments push social interventions to the front bunner, and directly stimulate the local economy, will poverty and lack be demonstrably reduced. I call on them to make this a focal point” Lanlehin postulated.
Senator Lanlehin (SOLAN), while felicitating the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso I, Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III, Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdulganiyu Adekunle Salawu, Ologunebi Ajinase I, Okere of Saki, Oba Khalid Oyeniyi Olabisi, Ilugbemidepo Oyedepo III, and all monarchs in Oyo State, Iyalode of Ibadanland, Chief (Mrs) Theresa Oyekanmi, Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Sheik AbdulGaniyy Abubakri Agbotomokekere, Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Edo and Delta States, Alh Daud Makanjuola Akinola (De-Damak), the National Chairman, African Democratic Congress (ADC), Chief Ralph Nwosu, and Members of the National Executive Committee, the Oyo State Acting State Chairman, Rev. Ezekiel Adeniran, and Members of the State Executive Committee, as well as the party’s Executives and Members in the 33 Local Government Areas of Oyo State, Mogajis, Baales, Ulamas, Muslims, and all citizens and residents of Oyo State, on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, prayed Almighty Allah to grant them joy, happiness, abundant blessings, as well as spare them in good health to celebrate many more here on earth, while reaping the benefits in the hereafter.
Lanlehin Media Bureau
30 July, 2020.