I felicitate with all our Muslim brothers and sisters across Nigeria as we celebrate this year’s Eid. This year’s celebration offers a special opportunity to offer special thanks to God and to build up our spiritual lives, pray for ourselves, others and the nation at large.

It is a time to renew our faith in the Almighty and ponder on the significance of commitment and personal sacrifice towards ensuring peaceful co-existence. This will bring about real positive change in our collective circumstances.

Indeed, in the face of some tragedies and other challenges that have confronted our nation in recent times, all of us should count ourselves lucky, even as we pray for strength to carry on.

Today, Nigeria totters due to uncertainties and palpable anxieties that assail the lives of many such as poverty, armed violence, kidnapping, accidents on the roads and in the air, deteriorating infrastructures, poor healthcare delivery, insensitive leadership and other problems continue to hold back national progress and development.

Our children in the universities have been at home for months without any effective effort to resolve lecturers’ industrial action. In almost every sector where one looks objectively, various indices of gross backwardness and underdevelopment stares one in the face.
This is a period to not only celebrate but also to reflect soberly  on how we can all promote peaceful co-existence and a sense of empathy, especially for our fellow citizens who are displaced and have become victims of needless suffering and deprivations across Nigeria.

We have to pray steadfastly for Nigeria’s situation to be reversed for good. At this period, we should all renew our faith in the possibilities of change in our dear country.

I wish all constituents of Lagos Central Senatorial District and all other Nigerians who are celebrating Eid El-Kabir, happy celebrations