Unilorin VC congratulates Muslims on Eid-el Fitri

Unilorin VC congratulates Muslims on Eid-el Fitri

Unilorin VC congratulates Muslims on Eid-el Fitri

As Muslims all over the worl uhd celebrate this year’s Eid-el Fitri, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, has urged members of the University community, especially the Muslims, to continuously reflect the practice of probity, discipline and fidelity, which characterised the sacred season, saying that this is the essence of the annual Ramadan fast.

Prof. Abdulkareem gave this admonition in a Sallah message sent to members of the University Muslim Community on the successful completion of the 30-days fasting and the consequent celebration of Eid-el Fitri festival.

In a statement signed on his behalf by the institution’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr. Kunle Akogun, the Vice-Chancellor thanked the Almighty Allah for the privilege granted Muslim staff, students and other stakeholders of the University to participate in all the spiritually-enabling activities associated with Ramadan.

The award-winning Professor of Chemical Engineering expressed the conviction that those who faithfully observed the religious injunction must have been properly nurtured and tutored on the essence of life, which, he said, is “living for others”.

Prof. Abdulkareem encouraged members of the University community to embrace communality, selflessness, dignity, integrity, and cooperation in the “course of the discharge of their responsibilities to the institution and their interactions with fellow workers and members of the general public who expect nothing but the best from us”.

The Vice-Chancellor said that no sincere Muslim would or should forget, ignore or disregard all he went through in the month of Ramadan as he said that its essence is the total rebirth of the participants. He added that since no one knows if he would live to witness another Ramadan, we must hold tightly to the gains of the previous one month by ensuring a life of purity and decency in the interest of personal progress and collective development that are needed at this challenging time and the unknown future we all face.

He added that despite the huge challenges confronting the nation at the moment, the situation is still redeemable, saying that if Muslims and Christians, who constitute the greatest percentage of the nation’s population, can hold tenaciously to the teachings of their respective faith, the problems would become a thing of the past.

Prof. AbdulKareem, who is also the Chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNU) specifically congratulated the Chairman of the University of Ilorin Muslim Community, Prof. Ibraheem Adeola Katibi, and the Chief Imam of the University’s Central Mosque, Prof. Nasir AbdusSalam, and other stakeholders for their commitments to the spiritual growth of Muslim staff and students not only during the month of Ramadan but beyond, saying that their efforts are well appreciated by the University’s administration.

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