The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland has urged Muslims and all Nigerians not to go against Federal, State Government, and National Council for Disease Control, (NCDC’s) Health directives, especially during this year’s Eid il Kabir.
In his Sallah message to all Muslim faithfuls and Nigerians at large, the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, while congratulating Muslims and other Nigerians for Allah’s blessings which enabled them to celebrate this year’s Greater Beiram, equally urged all and sundry to remain vigilant and comply with Covid19 safety guidelines already laid down by the government for the benefit of the citizenry.
The Egba Apex Monarch who gave gave admonition in his Sallah message, during a chat with a Newsflagship reporter, on Monday, 19th if July, 2021, noted that all Nigerians of any faith should have sobber reflection in appreciating God’s mercies that we are witnessing this festival in spite of the third wave of COVID 19, called Delta Variant.
Alake also said the current Covid situation was not expected at all about two years back and thanked God, the government, and Health workers for the ease of Covid cases so far.
Oba Adedotun Gbadebo further said,
“We thank God for this year’s Sallah. Two years back, we never thought it could be this bad. Things are getting better now and we thank Almighty Allah.
Oba Gbadebo recalled that the places they said people should not go to during the curfews and lockdowns, had gradually reduced.
Alake reiterated that the government had advised that all citizens should be vigilant and not be wary in observing the Covid safety rules, especially the use of face mask at all times, including during this year’s celebration.
He urged all people to abide by all the Government’s health directives because they were all given for the safety and well being of everybody.” he explained.
“It is our prayer that next year’s celebration would be greater than this. We thank God for this year, we thank God for life, good health, and prosperity, and we pray to experience more of it in greater ways.”
He further congratulate all Muslim faithfuls as well as other Nigerians of other faiths for this year’s festivity, and prayed that we would all be blessed.