The Archbishop of Catholic Archdiocese of Ibadan, Most Rev. Gabriel â€˜Leke Abegunrin has felicitated with Muslim faithful in Oyo State on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
Archbishop Abegunrin in a statement he personally signed, prayed that God will accept the sacrifices of both Muslims and Christians, and heal the world, particularly Nigeria of COVID-19.
The statement read: “As-salaamu â€˜alaykum! Peace be upon you!
“On behalf of the priests, religious and the lay faithful of Catholic Archdiocese of Ibadan,
“I wish to felicitate with the Olubadan of Ibadan land â€“ Oba Saliu Adetunji,
“The Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland â€“ Alh. Dawud Akinola,
“The Chief Imam of Ibadan land â€“ Sheikh Abdul-Ganiyu AbuBakar Agbotomokekere,
“And all Muslims in Oyo State, on the occasion of the year 2020 Eid al-Kabir celebration – the feast of Sacrifice.
“I am aware that this feast is usually accompanied by holy pilgrimage to Mekka for those who can afford it.
“Unfortunately, this important pillar of Islam has been made impossible this year by Coronavirus pandemic.
“It is my prayer therefore, that God will look upon our sacrifices, both Muslims and Christians, and heal our world and particularly our country Nigeria of COVID-19.
“Once again, I express my best wishes to all Muslims,
“And as you celebrate the feast of Eid al-Kabir, I wish you Godâ€™s abundant blessing.
“As we celebrate this Sallah, let us avoid areas of danger in our movements and actions.
“Let us be security conscious.
” Happy Sallah Celebration!”