Eid-el-Kabir: Olubadan urges Nigerians to pray for Tinubu, Shettima
The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Sen. Lekan Balogun, Alli Okunmade II, has called for prayer for the country, particularly for President Bola Tinubu and his Vice, Kashin Shegimma, noting that based on the commitment shown so far, the duo need prayers from Nigerians.
The monarch made this call through his Personal Assistant on Media, Oladele Ogunsola, saying the President Tinubu-led administration has showm that they are well-prepared for the job and what they need from us is our sincere support through prayers and by abiding by the law.
Olubadan warned against drunkenness or engaging in activities would undermine the peaceful celebration just as he called for every devoted Muslim to reflect on their lives and compare their faith to the life of Prophet Ibrahim.
“It is also an occasion to show love to our neighbours and acquaintances. People of other faiths, especially, look forward to this occasion as much as the Islamic faithful, if not even more. We owe them our warm embrace by sharing with them the rams and other items of celebration as we may be endowed with,” added the monarch.
While calling for prayers for the country, particularly for the President and his Vice, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Sen. Kashim Shettima, respectively, for the grace and ability to successfully steer the affairs of the country, the traditional ruler said that the steps taken so far by the Presidency have met people’s expectations and reignited hope for a better Nigeria.
“In light of the high expectations of the citizens and the displays of commitment, courage, ability, and determination shown so far, the duo need our prayers. They have demonstrated that they are well-prepared for the task ahead, and what they need from us is our sincere support through prayers and by abiding by the law.”
“As Nigerians, and especially my people in Ibadanland, I urge us all to avoid anything that could distract our leaders. The simplest way to do this is to abide by the law, live peacefully, and remain focused. The signs are emerging that the prevailing challenges that have caused despair and despondency are going to be addressed and soon consigned to the dustbin of history. Let’s support this hope with prayers,” further charged Olubadan.
The monarch who prayed for a peaceful country and a more prosperous Oyo State under the leadership of Engr. Seyi Makinde, he hailed the Oyo State governor’s efforts on security since his inauguration for another term, describing it as “heartwarming.”
Oba Balogu enjoined the governor not to be distracted but to remain focused on his commitment to providing healthy governance to the state. He concluded by wishing the people a joyful Eid-el-Kabir celebration.