Former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki,
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State and Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe, on Tuesday, joined thousands of other Muslims who worshipped at the Eid praying ground in Ilorin.
The three prominent citizens observed the two raka’ats prayer to commemorate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.
The two raka’ats superogatory prayer, which lasted for less than 10 minutes, was led by the Chief lmam of Ilorin, Alhaji Mohammed Bashir.
The prayer took place under a peaceful atmosphere with the presence of heavy security personnel in mufti and uniform.
The Chief Imam later slaughtered his sacrificial ram at the Eid playing ground immediately after the two raka’ats prayer and his sermon to allow other Muslim faithfuls offer their sacrifice.
Bashir, in his sermon, admonished muslims to imbibe the virtues of Prophet Ibrahim by being obedient to constituted authority.
He urged Nigerians to shun destructive tendencies capable of retarding the growth and development of the nation.
The Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara council of traditional rulers, Alhaji lbrahim Sulu-Gambari, urged Nigerians to heed to experts and government advice against the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic.
The traditional ruler, however, called on the federal government to adopt more proactive measures against COVID-19 to ease its effect on the economy and humanity.
Sellers of various food items, drinks and books on Islam were seen at various locations of the Eid praying ground making quick business.