Thursday, September 24, 2015 12:21 pm
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, on Wednesday urged Muslims and people of other faiths to step up their sacrificial efforts in ensuring that real change in the running of the government is established in Nigeria.
Obasa said this in his Sallah message in which he enjoined Muslims and other Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of the Eid-il-Adha by praying and sacrificing personal resources in order to entrench solid democratic governance in the country.
He appealed to Nigerians to live together in peace and let Islam play vital roles in their daily activities, noting that if the people adhere to the teachings of the various religions, society would be a better place to live in.
“We, Muslims and Nigerians of other faiths must be prayerful and sacrifice more to salvage this nation from the position it was before our President took over on 29th May, 2015.
“To bring about a civil and prosperous nation, our conducts must be in line with the teachings of our religions.
“I appeal to our brothers and sisters in Islam and other Nigerians to be supportive of this new democratic process so that we can achieve the real change we want in Nigeria,” the Speaker said.
The Speaker expressed optimism in the survival of democracy in the country, but cautioned that all hands must be on deck adding that government at all levels and the people must play their roles very well.
According to him, Nigerians have suffered enough and should not be subjected to another round of bad governance.
While rejoicing with Muslims around the world for witnessing another Sallah celebration, the Speaker admonished them to be moderate in their celebration.
He also urged wealthy Muslims to extend their philanthropic gestures to the people, especially the less privileged in the society.
“I would want especially the wealthy ones among us to assist others who are poor – in terms of giving them food and clothing. It is when those who are in need are catered for that we will live to empty our wealth. This is what we need to do to make the people happy and our society to be better,” Obasa said.