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The Igbo social cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly Worldwide, has advised Nigerians to develop the spirit of sacrifice as part of lessons learnt from the festival .
The group in its congratulatory message to Muslims in Nigeria on the occasion of 2021 Eid-ul-Adha, enjoined the leaders and the led to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice to solve our challenges .
Ohaneze in the statement signed by Director General, Strategic Planning and Implementations ,Amb. Tony Obizoba recalls the reason for the animal slaughtering festival, which dates back to the sacrifice and endurance of Prophet Ibrahim, which was to offer his only son, Ismail, who, together with his mother, Hajar, submitted along with Ibrahim to fulfil the will of Allah.
The group added that sacrifice of the righteous family is a lesson for Nigerian leaders and the led.
The statement read partly “the Ohanaeze Ndigbo asked Muslim faithful to apply the lessons of the reason of Eid-ul-Adha in their day-to-day lives as state leaders and the led.
He added “If we as a people can develop a spirit of sacrifice, we will have no difficulty understanding what our problems are and be able to move on together with process of transformation enbacked upon by government.
“it seizes the Sallah message to appreciate effort of the Federal Government so far at tackling insecurity across regions and promises its continued support and cooperation with any effort of state to make Nigeria a nation of our dream.”