By Ibraheem Solaudeen.
The Chairman, Salman Shagaya Foundation, Alhaji Sheriff Shagaya has felicitated with the Muslim community on the Eid-ul- Adha festival (Ileya), enjoining the faithfuls to imbibe selflessness and acts of sacrifice in the new season.
In a Sallah message issued by the Foundation’s Press Secretary, Ibraheem Abdullateef, the renowned philanthropist called on the good people of Kwara State to extend love to others and prioritise peace and tranquility before, during and after the Ileya celebration, adding that the festival doesn’t stop with slaughtering of rams.
He said: “This season preaches selflessness, sacrifice, fulfilment of pledge, submission to Allah’s will and love with one’s family and neighbours. This doesn’t stop with slaughtering of rams, the faithfuls are required to extend support, preache peace and advance good neighborliness with the people in the community.
“The Eid-ul-Adha period is one time when people mix and relate with others with utmost love and care. The people are enjoined to imbibe the moral of selflessness.
“I call upon Kwarans to remain modest and law-abiding citizens during the celebrations. The pomp and pageantry of Sallah should not rob us of our chastity, decency and dignity.”
Shagaya also called on all political actors in the state to eschew sentiments and enjoy the rich display of cultural heritage which the upcoming 2019 Durbar affords.
He enjoined motorists, commercial riders and other road users to prioritise road safety by respecting traffic signs and other safety limits, to avoid occurrence of accidents that characterises festive periods.