Ajimobi, reps minority leader charge leaders, citizens on sacrifice

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State

Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi and the Minority Leader in the House of Representatives, Leonard Ogor, yesterday enjoined the leaders and people to make sacrifices for the country’s development.

Ajimobi, who spoke with journalists after the Eid-el Kabir prayers at Agodi praying ground, asked the citizens to perform their civic responsibilities for the country’s progress and prosperity.Ogor urged Muslims and everyone to imbibe the lessons of sacrifice and love “which the festival signifies.”

The lawmaker in his message sent from Abuja on behalf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House Caucus, urged Nigerians to use the period of the festival to pray for the country to come out of its socio-economic challenges.

Ajimobi advised public office holders to fulfill every promise to the citizens, which he said was in line with the teachings of the Holy Quran.According to him: “For every position we occupy in life, there is a responsibility. As Prophet Ibrahim sacrificed his son, we should also be ready to sacrifice. We should not always expect that only God must give, every individual must also give in order to get.

“For me, Eid-el Kabir signifies promises fulfilled. When a promise is made, we must ensure that we fulfill it. As government, we must endeavor to fulfill all our promises.”

He asked the people to believe in the change agenda of the current administration, noting that the problem being faced by the country today was as a result of long time financial indiscipline by political leaders as well as the followers.

He added: “The problem being faced today emanated from past mismanagement of our resources, lack of adequate planning and dearth of infrastructure.”Ogor implored Nigerians to persevere and show love to one another, adding that the festival provides a new opportunity to show compassion, especially to the less-privileged.

His words: “Only peaceful co-existence, selflessness service to the nation and total obedience to God as was demonstrated by Prophet Ibrahim could take the country out of the current challenges.

“The significance of the celebration is not in the blood or the flesh of the rams that are being slaughtered, the message is for people to respect the terms of promises made to others. I urge Muslims to remember that obedience to Allah and uprightness are some of the virtues of a true worshipper.”

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