By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti
Apparently worried by the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic and senseless killings in the country, the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Hon. Femi Bamisile, has stressed the need for concerted efforts and prayers by Nigerians to halt the scourge.
Bamisile, who represents Ekiti South Federal Constituency II, said Nigerians were on daily basis depressed and disillusioned by the unabated killings of their compatriots in Southern Kaduna, Katsina,Yobe, Adamawa and Borno States, where Governor Umar Babagana Zulum was nearly killed by Boko Haram insurgents few days back.
The All Progressives Congress(APC) Chieftain stated that it was terrifying for Nigerians, who continually grimmed under multifaceted killings by maruauders in the last 10 years to again be subjected under the burden of Covid 19 pandemic, describing the two scenarios as dangerous to the progress of the nation.
In his message of hope and congratulations to Muslims on the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir on Friday, Bamisile said the lugubrious socio-economic and political situations confronting the nation can be subdued with prayers and loyalty to the Nigerian nation.
Bamisile appealed to Muslims not to be disenchanted in their commitments to nation building, by ensuring that they keep to all Covid-19 protocols outlined by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and co-exist peacefully with their Christains brothers, for stability and beneficial economic prosperity.
“As we celebrate Eid-el-Kabir,let us bear in mind despite the joyous mood that our nation is under serious siege at this time. Let us endeavour to make that sacrifices through prayer supplications for Allah to redirect the fortunes of our dear country.
“The focal lesson of Eid-el-Kabir has been faithfulness of Prophet Ibrahim in God and this must be brought to bear in our national life, not only by Muslim adherents , but by all Nigerian citizens.
“Prayers,loyalty, hardwork, honesty, faithfulness and ultimately Godliness are the requisite criteria that can build a nation and I urge all of us to continue to see things from this broader spectrum that no nation can grow under the tension of ethnicity, religious bigotry, political upheavals and pervasive hatred.
“I pray that the Almighty Allah to whom the celebration is dedicated continue to listen to our prayers and grant all our heart desires”.