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Muslims sisters during the celebration at Bronx Botanical Garden in New York, U.S.

Eld-el-Fitri: U.S.-based Muslim woman preaches peace, unity

By Cecilia Ologunagba

New York, April 22, 2023

Mrs. Maimuna Isa, a U.S.-based Nigerian Muslim has called on Nigerians home and abroad to embrace peace, love and unity to move Nigeria forward.

Isa, the wife of immediate past Defense Adviser at the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the UN made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in New York.

NAN reports that Isa had on Friday hosted Eid celebration in collaboration with other Muslim sisters for the Nigerian community at Bronx, New York, bringing Christians and Muslims together to celebrate the end of Ramadan.

Eld celebration with Nigerian Community at Bronx Botanical Garden in New York, U.S. 

“I’ve been in New York now for over six years and I noticed how other nationalities observe the Muslim Eid celebrations with nothing similar being done by Nigerians.

“This is acknowledging our flamboyance when it comes to “owanbe.” This gave birth to the Nigerian Eid celebrations committee in New York.

“Our maiden celebration was held on Friday and we will subsequently hold Eid celebration in New York annually,’’ she said.

Isa told NAN that the point of importance of the event was for all Nigerians irrespective of religious affiliation to come together to celebrate oneness, unity and togetherness.

“The event is meant to bring us all together as one to share love and merriment so our message to Nigerians is to love one another and be united,’’ she said.

NAN learnt that the wife of the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Mrs. Aishatu Muhammad-Bande was among prominent Nigerians that were present at the event.

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