GOVERNMENT OF IMO STATE OF NIGERIA
ORLU LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL, ORLU HEADQUARTERS
ORLU COUNCIL BOSS FELICITATES WITH MUSLIMS AT Eid -El – Fitri
Chairman, Interim Management Committee, IMC,Orlu LGA, Hon. Chief Mrs. Nneoma Ifeoma Ndukwu( Ugosinachi) has felicitated with the Muslim brethren in the area and beyond on the occasion of their Eid -El – Fitri celebration.
She urged them to take this period as a time of solemn reflection in furtherance of unity, positive orientation, self value, self reliance, development and economic impact to the council area and to themselves most especially.
Nneoma Ndukwu further charged them to see every other ethnic groups in the Orlu LGA as the same and eschew any form of rancour and acrimony among their hosts.
The ebullient Chairman reminded the Muslims that this season calls for sacrifice and prayers and should not be taken as a time of war and undue bickering which according to her, would put a crack in the already existing peaceful coexistence among them and others.
Furthermore, Ndukwu, who is also a Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Imo State, Distinguished Senator Hope Odidika Uzodinma (Onwa Oyoko), pointed out, Eid-el- Fitri, calls for sacrifice in spirit and in mind which will enable them to know the true meaning of obedience, selfless sacrifice and love for one another as exhibited by Prophet Ibrahim who willingly offered his only son, Ishmael for sacrifice to God whose birth is being celebrated
Even while she told them to mark the event with happiness, she charged them to carry out all the precautionary measures toward fight against the Coronavirus pandemic by washing their hands under running water for 20 seconds before entering the Mosques, using face marks, and making sure that they maintain physical distancing among others, stating, observing such measures was in the their own interest and that of the society in general, just as she reminded them that “Obedience is better than sacrifice”.
The Chairman, who extended the Covid -19 palliatives following the lockdown occasioned by the pandemic to the Muslim Community charged them to further use the day to reflect on their individual lives and above all endeavour to obey constituted authorities without which this occasion will be a formality.
Don C. Uba, KSP;
SA, Media & Communications to the Chairman, Interim Management Committee, Orlu LGA.
Friday May 22,2020.