Nigerians, especially Muslims have been charged to emulate the spirit of sacrifice, selflessness and sincerity exhibited by Prophet Ibrahim in the spirit of Eid-el-Kabir.
The call was made by Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye in his Sallah message to the Muslim community in Obokun, in Osun State.
The lawmaker disclosed that Nigeria at this time needs loyal services from its citizenry, as corruption had done a lot of harm to the welfare of the people, hence the need for everyone to renew his commitment towards a better country.
According to him, contentment is a virtue respected and propagated by every religion, race and creed; whereas covetousness and greed are generally regarded as vice, which is repelled by everyone, with contemptuous annoyance.
He charged Nigerians to save the country from the present economic quagmire by probing the character of public office holders and ensure that those entrusted with leadership responsibilities were people of integrity.
He said: “Our country today is confronted with a bug called corruption. It has infested our world and had eaten deep like cankerworm into the fabric of our society.
“Ranging from pilfering and pedestrian underhand dealings to official manipulation and palace looting, corruption has become the caterpillar of destruction.
“It becomes worrisome that custodians of commonwealth, those in position of authority and those entrusted with responsibilities are the ones who turned to be the captains among the legions of maggots eating up the nation.
He added that the oppressed in the Nigerian society were beginning to have a sense of relief and a new lease of life on account of the action of the present administration, saying they had perceived a new wave that under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, the monster would not only be confronted but also be attacked vehemently.
He said the populace must resolve to resist the cabals who pillaged commonwealth and plundered the nation’s resources.
Oyintiloye further urged the president to beware of the “mixed multitudes,” referring to many within and outside the president’s fold who had hitherto lived with monstrous skeleton in their cupboards.
He admonished the president to ensure that culpable individuals were brought to justice.


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