Olabanji-Oba urges Muslim brothers and sisters to shun social vices

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Olabanji-Oba urges Muslim brothers and sisters to shun social vices

Hon. Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba, Vice Chairman, Ikorodu Local Government

The Vice Chairman, Ikorodu Local Government, Hon. Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba, has enjoined Lagosians, particularly Muslims, to pray for peace and unity and imbibe the spirit of Love, Godliness, tolerance, perseverance and sacrifice as perquisite for peaceful co-existence in the state.

Olabanji-Oba stated this in her Sallah message to Lagosians as Muslims all over the World celebrates the Eid-il-Kabir festival.

The Vice Chairman, Ikorodu local government area; Hon Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba, who is also the Chairman, Media and Publicity of Lagos Women for Akinwunmi Ambode (LAWAA), asked Lagosians to imbibe the spirit of Godliness, perseverance and tolerance displayed by Prophet Ibrahim, his son, Ismail and wife, Hajarat in their joint decision to sacrifice Ismail to keep the convenant the Prophet had with God while looking for child.

“We should imbibe the spirit of Godliness, perseverance and tolerance displayed by Prophet Ibrahim, his son, Ismail and wife, Hajarat. They did not waiver in their belief in God. They persevered in the face of the difficulty posed by the decision to sacrifice their only child. The son on his part was tolerant enough to present himself for sacrifice. These are the qualities we needed to engender peaceful co-existence in the country: Love, Godliness, perseverance and tolerance,” Princess Olabanji-Oba  said.

“Our strength as a country is in our diversity. We are group of people with varying tribal and religious backgrounds but we are committed to achieving a common purpose which is excellence. Therefore we must eradicate every form of rancor and discord among us.

“We must understand and repsect our differences and we must tolerate one another in order to maintain peace and security of life and properties, ’’ he said.

She urged the Citizens, particularly Muslims, to be thankful for life, as it is the biggest gift anyone can have.

“Let us remain thankful to Allah for good health and well being. When there is life, there is hope for a brighter future. Our challenges are surmountable and our problems have solutions.

Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba, who noted that the spirit of Eid-el-Kabir extols the virtue of sacrifice, also enjoined the Citizens to rededicate themselves to service, adding that it is only through dedication to national service that “we can  build the desired nation”.

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