Former President, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Omede Idris, has tasked Muslims on peace, honesty, transparency, and mutual coexistence as they celebrate 2020 Eid-el-Kabir festival on Friday.
In a goodwill message on Thursday, he felicitated with Nigerians, especially the Muslim faithful, praying that they adhere to the spirit and lessons of the festival.
Idris, who’s also a former President of Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN), urged Muslims to demonstrate the faith and not just proclaim it.
“My felicitation and greeting to Nigerians, inhabitant of the country and entire humanity,” he said.
“As Muslim in Nigeria and All over the world worship, pray and mark the festival of sacrifice as ordained by Allah through Prophet Ibrahim and is son Ismael, may we adhere to the spirit and lessons of that religious injunction of faith and believe in Allah, being the determinant of what happens to us a people, while we work hard to excel in our righteous endeavours.
“As a people we should thrive to make the world more friendly and habitable through our activities and actions to have a world of peace, progress, healthy and healthy living.
“Let us preach and exemplify peace, knowledge, honesty, transparency, development and mutual co existence where the sanctity of life is upheld.
“Religious faith is clear about this, we should not just proclaim it, but act and demonstrate it at all time, as we value humanity and remember especially our living and departed loved ones at this solemn and soul searching moment.
“Happy eid Al (Kabir) Adha, act responsibly and careful as we elate to stay safe in Nigeria and across the globe.”