Eid-El Fitr: Extend Hand Of Love To The Less Privileged – Oyo Assembly Lawmaker, Akintunde Olajide Urges Muslims


By Henry Odeh


The lawmaker representing Lagelu State Constituency at the Oyo State House of Assembly, Honourable Akintunde Olajide has Felicitated with Muslims in the state and called on all privileged persons in the society to extend hand of love to those who do not have the materials or financial resources to celebrate Eid-El Fitr.

AKT as the lawmaker is popularly called stated this in his Salah message to all Muslim faithfuls which was made available to sunrisebulletin on Thursday 13th of May.

Hon. Akintunde maintained that the present situation in the country has imposed a level of economic hardship on households finances owing to high cost of food items in the market.

He noted that this is the time to show love to one another stressing that many are silently battling with depression because they are too shy to come out openly to ask for financial and material help because of its psychological implementation on their self esteem.

The lawmaker urged wealthy and privileged persons in the society to as matter of service to humanity reach out to others in their various communities and neighborhood who may not have anything to celebrate Salah with in terms of resources.

“This is a very hard time and we need not remind ourselves of the economic reality on ground, we only need to be more compassionate at this time by showing love to others by extending helping hands to the less privileged so that they can also join in the Eid-El Fitr celebration.

“Most households finances and family economies are not really in good shape right now because even the value of the money we have is reducing on daily basis as a result of hike in prices of goods and services.

“The truth of the matter is that many are dying in silence because they could not come out or go to their neighbors doors to beg for money or what to eat, times are really very hard and I want to earnestly appeal to privileged persons in our society to not wait for such less privileged persons to come knocking before reaching out to them.

“We all as human beings have our personal self esteem which we protect jealously. This is the time for us all to be our brothers keepers not until we hear of negative stories before start to feel we could have acted rightly before it was too late, depression is real and we must hold each others’ hands to paddle through this period together.

“It is my sincere belief and hope that Nigeria shall surmount this critical phase in our collective history with genuine dedication and commitment from everyone.

“I want to on behalf of myself, my family, and the very good people of Lagelu local government felicitate with our Muslim brothers and sisters on the auspicious occasion of Eid-El Fitr celebration and pray for good health to celebrate more of it in life, and most importantly, our people must celebrate with all sense of modesty,” the Hon. Akintunde said.

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