As Nigerians join the rest of the Muslim Ummah to mark the 2021 Eid-Al Adha, which signifies the lessons of Obedience and Sacrifice by the Prophet Ibrahim (AS), the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has urged Nigerians to continue praying for peace, security and general well being of the country.
The Agency equally enjoins citizens to imbibe the values and lessons that the celebration signifies for the progress, unity and development of the country.
This is contained in a Sallah message signed and made available to news men in Abuja by the Agency’s Assistant Director of Press, Mr.Paul Odenyi.
According to the release, the Director General of the NOA, Dr. Garba Abari urged the Muslim Ummah to hold unto the lessons of selflessness, discipline obedience and sacrifice which is the essence of the celebration.
Abari also called on the Ummah and indeed all Nigerians to stay and keep safe in view of the confirmed upsurge in COVID 19 infections noting that the Delta Variant of the virus is already in the country. .
He however stressed the need for all Nigerians to remain law abiding and embrace the spirit of kindness, tolerance, self-discipline, obedience and sacrifice as the theme of this festival for peaceful coexistence among all citizens irrespective of religious, ethnic and political affiliations.
While wishing the Muslim Ummah a happy and peaceful celebration, the NOA Director General urged them to avoid large gatherings and comply with strict adherence to all prescribed non pharmaceutical preventive measures of facial coverings, constant hand washing and physical distancing during the Sallah celebration.