Chairman of Ogun State Judicial Service Commission, Hon Aina Nurudeen Akinpelu, on Friday, felicitated with residents of Ado-Odo/Ota LG area of the state observing Islamic religious festival, Eid-ul-Adha.
The festival is one of the two significant Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year.
Effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has, however, restricted Muslims around the world from observing the festival in its usual grand style.
Akinpelu, in a message sent to newsheadline247, reiterated his calls on Muslims to always imbibe with the values of the festival saying it is the only way to hope for a peaceful and progressive community.
“It was faith that heralded the beauty of this festival and we must all learn from it and imbibe with the moral principles of keeping our promises while ensuring being trustworthy becomes our norms,” Akinpelu said.
He further urged the people of the council to continue to exercise patience and understanding over the inconveniences created by precautionary measures taken for coronavirus disease, especially the regulations on places of worship.
Akinpelu, who was a two-term member of the Ogun State House Assembly representing Ota State Constituency 1, said the outbreak of the virus has made it difficult for people to celebrate the festival in its usual funfair. He, however, called on the people to support the government further in the fight against COVID-19 by complying with by the guidelines for the safety of their lives and loved ones.