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Eid-el-Kabir: Nwaoboshi preaches fear of God

Most Distinguished Senator Peter Nwaoboshi
The Senator representing Delta North District  and Chairman, Senate committee on Niger Delta Affairs,Most Distinguished Senator Peter Onyelukachukwu Nwaoboshi, has urged Muslim faithful and the citizenry in general, to make the fear of God the foundation of their lives.

The senator  made the call in his Sallah message to the Muslims contained in a statement  issued on  behalf of  SPON Media and Publicity by Ike Philip Abiagom on Monday in Asaba,the Chairman Senate committee on Niger Delta Affairs stated reasons why the fear of God must reign supreme.

on the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir, said the event symbolised the fear of Allah and the desire of man to always comply with the wish of his creator. This, he said, was exemplified by the life of Prophet Ibrahim.

Nwaoboshi enjoined Nigerians to increase their efforts in charitable endeavours, perseverance and spiritual intercession for the nation. The Chairman Senate committee on Niger Delta Affairs urged Nigerians to further devote their prayers at the Eid praying grounds to the call on Allah to restore peace in all parts of the country, strengthen the unity and rebuild the economy.

Nwaoboshi also congratulated Muslims on the celebration of the 2021 Eid el-Kabir festival and described the special occasion as “a period that honours the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son to show submission to Allah’s command”.

“As we have read from the Glorious Qur’an, just when Ibrahim was about to kill his son Ishmael, Almighty Allah (SWT) put a sheep in its place. Muslims use Eid el-Kabir to celebrate Prophet Ibrahim’s complete obedience to the will of Allah and as a reminder of our own willingness to make sacrifices in obedience to Allah,” he stated.

Our country will develop if leaders display fear of Allah in taking key decisions that will affect the interests of the country and lives of the ordinary people.

“Only the fear of God will compel leaders to always take decisions that will engender unity, peace, justice, equity and development in the country. Also, if ordinary people display the fear of God, we will all obey the laws and justifiably insist on the government initiating the right policies at all times.

“With the fear of Allah, mutual respect and love, we will tolerate one another, work together and be able to harness our abundant resources as a progressive nation.

“We cannot achieve much with unnecessary frictions and disharmony. What Nigerians need now is to move forward with the present change era,” Nwaoboshi said.

He also called on Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, tolerance and mutual respect, adding that these virtues are the panacea to move the nation forward.

“Insecurity is threatening the peace and social development of our dear nation, quality health care services and economic buoyancy are major challenges that require urgent attention.

“I am very optimistic that with our collective efforts, these challenges are surmountable and we will soon overcome.”

The Chairman Senate committee on Niger Delta Affairs called on all arms of government not to rest on their oars in the onerous task of building a formidable nation where all Nigerians will live in peace and prosperity.

He urged the Muslim community to continue to pray for the government, the military and other security agencies in the fight against insurgency. He stressed that peace and socio-economic development of the nation remained paramount.

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