• Short Summary

    MOSLEMS ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE CELEBRATING THE FESTIVAL OF EID-EL-KABIR. IN LAGOS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY)?

  • Description

    MOSLEMS ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE CELEBRATING THE FESTIVAL OF EID-EL-KABIR. IN LAGOS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) THOUSANDS OF MOSLEMS CONGREGATED AT THE IKOYI PRAYING GROUND. DISTINGUISHED LAGOS MOSLEMS, AND MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC COMMUNITY JOINED IN THE OPEN-AIR PRAYERS LED BY THE CHIEF IMAM OF LAGOS, ALHAJI LIADI. THE FESTIVAL HAS ALSO BEEN MARKED BY A TWO-DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY -- YESTERDAY AND TODAY -- BUT THE PUBLIC HOLIDAY HAS NOT BEEN DECLARED IN EASTERN NIGERIA BY THE MILITARY GOVERNOR, LT. COLONEL ODUMEGWU OJUKWU.

    DURING THE FESTIVAL HUNDREDS OF ANIMALS ARE SACRIFICED TO COMMEMORATE THE PROPHET ABRAHAM'S WILLINGNESS TO SACRIFICE HIS OWN SON. THOUGH ABRAHAM WAS SUBSEQUENTLY COMMANDED TO SACRIFICE A RAM INSTEAD OF HIS SON. "EID-EL-KABIR" STILL CELEBRATES THE SPIRIT OF THE SACRIFICE.

    IN A GOODWILL MESSAGE SENT TO ALL MOSLEMS ON THE OCCASION OF THE FESTIVAL, THE HEAD OF THE FEDERAL MILITARY GOVERNMENT, LT. COL. YAKUBU GOWON, ASKED FOR PRAYERS TO RETURN THE COUNTRY TO PEACE AND TRANQUILITY. "I BELIEVE THAT IT IS CERTAINLY THE WILL OF GOD THAT THE NIGERIAN FEDERATION SHOULD CONTINUE TO EXIST AS ONE UNITED COUNTY, AND THAT ALL NIGERIANS SHOULD LIVE TOGETHER IN PEACE AND HARMONY AS BROTHERS AND SISTERS, IRRESPECTIVE OF ETHNIC, LINGUAL OR RELIGIOUS DIFFERENCES," HE SAID.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2F9TH52LE1AZOUIXIPEOA0SUS
    Media URN:
    VLVA2F9TH52LE1AZOUIXIPEOA0SUS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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