”Our closeness to God more needed now than ever”- Lagos Speaker 

By Lanre Lagada-Abayomi, Lagos

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The Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa preaches love among Nigerians at Eid al-Adha.

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has described this year’s Eid al-Adha, the annual Islamic celebration, as a unique one judging by the impact of Covid-19 on individuals, religion and the economy of nations.

In a message felicitating with Muslims in the state and Nigeria, Obasa reminded the faithful that God deserves praise in whatever situation they find themselves because that is one of His commandments.

According to him, ”the world should see its present predicament as a call to get closer to God through humility, respect and love for neighbours.”

Obasa congratulated Muslims who are alive to witness the celebration and urged them to remain conscious saying “we all exist not by our strengths but by God’s grace.”

“Within the year, many of us have lost loved ones; we have also had moments of downturn, but God has been our strength at such periods.

“As we mark this celebration, let us remember our brothers and sisters in need, let us remember the true meaning of love for one another and above all, we must all draw closer to God, who knows the end from the beginning and whose grace we constantly seek,” he stated.

The Speaker commended the Lagos State and the Nigerian Government on the way they have handled the pandemic, pleading with citizens to continue to adhere to medical instructions, including the use of face masks, sanitisers and washing of hands at required times.

“Adherence to instructions is one of the best ways we can collectively return our society to normalcy,” he said as he wished all Muslims in the country a happy celebration.

Mudashiru Obasa is also the chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria.

 

Mercy Chukwudiebere

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