Tinubu Departs Abuja for Lagos To Observe Eid-el-Kabir

President Bola Tinubu has departed Abuja for Lagos State in anticipation of the Eid-el-Kabir festival. According to his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu will celebrate this important Islamic holiday in Lagos, where he will also observe the Sallah holidays. This decision highlights the President’s dedication to staying connected with the people and advancing his administration’s Renewed Hope Agenda.

During his time in Lagos, President Tinubu is expected to participate in prayers and reflections, seeking divine guidance and wisdom to aid in his efforts to transform Nigeria. His presence in Lagos during the festival underscores his commitment to his constituents and his desire to engage with the community during this significant period.

The Eid-el-Kabir festival declaration was made by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, who announced that Friday would mark the first day of Dhul Hijjah. This announcement was conveyed by Sambo Junaid, Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sultanate Council, in Sokoto State. The Sultan extended his felicitations to the Muslim Ummah of Nigeria, wishing them Allah’s guidance and blessings, and urging the community to continue praying for the nation’s peace, progress, and development.

The statement from the Sultanate council reads, “May Allah (SWT) accept our religious deeds, amen,” expressing hope and encouragement for the faithful during this sacred time. The Eid-el-Kabir festival, also known as Eid al-Adha or the “Festival of Sacrifice,” commemorates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ismail (Ishmael) in obedience to Allah’s command, a story that embodies devotion and submission to the divine will.

President Tinubu’s observance of the Eid-el-Kabir in Lagos signifies his alignment with the cultural and religious practices of the Nigerian Muslim community, reinforcing the spiritual and communal bonds central to his leadership approach.