By Francis adewumi
As the Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid-el-Kabir this year, The founder Opeyemi David Falegan Foundation, Hon Opeyemi David Falegan has identified tolerance as strong ingredients to build a virile nation.
In this regard, Hon Falegan emphasized the expediency for all Nigerians to embrace religious fraternity for Nigeria to attain the much needed prosperity for all citizens that had eluded the nation since its independence in 1960.
The founder who made the statement in his congratulatory message to Muslim adherents in Ekiti State and Nigeria on the occasion of the Sallah celebration.
He gave the wishes through the Director General of Opeyemi David Falegan Foundation, comr. Ajibola Ademola Samuel in Ado Ekiti.
He said for Nigeria to be great and join the league of developed nations, he pleaded with Muslims to coexist peacefully with their Christian brothers for stability, love and the spirit of brotherhood.
Hon Falegan stated that what the life of Prophet Ibrahim, the symbol of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration manifested was love, sacrifice and perseverance, saying these virtues must reflect in the lives of Muslims for their prayer supplications to bear good fruits before Allah .
The founder of ODF appealed that, peaceful atmosphere should resonate across Ekiti.
ODF said: “I congratulate our Muslim brothers on the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir designed to celebrate the exemplary life of Prophet Ibrahim.
In his words, “It is with the same spirit we should all see the case of Nigeria. God had promised that our nation will be full of milk and honey”.
“With Nigerians imbibing religious tolerance, shun stoking of ethnic tension.
He said the Prophet’s teachings of love, justice, fairness, peaceful co-existence with one another, honesty, and tolerance in all their dealings with their Christian brothers and sisters must not be lost