Member representing Irepo/Olorunsogo/Oorelope federal constituency, Hon. Olumide Abiodun Ojerinde, has called for peaceful coexistence among religious faithful.
Speaking with the TRIBUNE on need for religious harmony among people of different faith, Hon. Ojerinde said that the last Eid-el-Kabir festival, for example, is a season of sacrifice and demonstration of faith, which provides an opportunity for such renewal of patriotism.
The festival, he stated, symbolizes the voluntary obedience of Prophet Ibrahim (ASW) to the commands of Allah and the demonstration of his faith in his maker.
Also speaking on novel coronavirus pandemic, Hon. Ojerinde urged Muslims to always follow government directives aimed at nipping the coronavirus pandemic in the bud, saying that they should abide by all laid down protocols aimed at mitigating the virus.
“It is therefore important for all of us to always avoid huge gatherings and other conduct which may lead to spread of Covid-19. We should also stick to the use of face masks, wash our hands from time to time, apply hand sanitizers and maintain physical distance. This is important to avert a situation where there would be increased cases of people infected with the virus”, he said.
He urged Muslims to also remember that Allah commands them to obey the laws of their land, comply with lawful directives from the government of the day, live in peace with their neighbours and commit their affairs into the hands of the Ultimate Controller.
The legislator also promised more legislative actions towards uplifting well-being of the people in his constituency.
The lawmaker, who distributed rams and cash to prominent Muslim members in his constituency during last sallah celebration, said that the gesture was aimed at spreading happiness, joy and kindness that is synonymous with the festival.