Okunnu hails FG for containing terrorism
October 27, 2012 10:51
Ibadan, Oct. 27, 2012 (NAN) Alhaji Lateef Okunnu, the President, Ansar-ud-deen Society of Nigeria (ADS), on Saturday commended the Federal Government’s Joint Task Force for curtailing the activities of terrorists in the country.
Okunnu told the New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the efforts of the task force had helped a lot in checking the heinous activities of terrorists’ particularly in the North.
The former Federal Commissioner for Works also sympathised with state governments and victims of recent flood disasters in the country and prayed to God to protect the nation against future disasters.
On the Eid-el-Kabir festivities, he urged Muslims worldwide to always emulate the exemplary life of Prophet Ibrahim while celebrating.
Okunnu said they should ensure their activities were guided by the teachings of the Holy Qu’ran, adding that such were emulated by the prophets.
``The celebration of Eid-el-Kabir this year should be with fear of Allah as a major consideration.
``We should be reminded of the exemplary life of the father of the faithful, prophet Ibrahim, his son Ismail, and wife Sayidat Hajara, on their total submission to the will of Allah.
`` In the course of your celebration, let your activities be strictly guided by the teachings of the Holy Qu’ran and the Hadith of the Holy Prophet Muhammad,’’ he said.
He said the lessons from Eid-el-Kabir were sacrifice and absolute submission to the will of Allah, adding that God should be praised for ``sparing our lives.’’
``We should forever praise Allah for His mercies toward us, for it is not our own making that Allah has spared our lives to witness many more Eid-el-Kabir celebrations,’’ he said.
Okunnu also wished the Muslim faithful performing this year’s Hajj a most rewarding Holy Pilgrimage. (NAN)