Eid-el-Fitri: Makinde compliments Muslims, calls for Prayers on Insecurity

Governor Seyi Makinde has congratulated Muslims in Oyo State and across the country today on successfully completing the Ramadan fast and beginning the Eid-el-Fitri celebration.

In a statement released by The Governor’s chief press Secretary; Mr. Taiwo Adisa, the governor expressed his joy that Muslims and non-Muslims in the state have witnessed another celebration of Eid-el-Fitri. He also called for adherents of both religions to pray fervently for insecurity to end in Nigeria.

He charged the Muslim faithful in the state and all God-fearing Nigerians to reflect on the spiritual teachings of Ramadan, which include the spirit of love, self-discipline, kindness and tolerance as taught by the Holy Prophet Mohammed (SAW).

Makinde also used the opportunity to call on Muslims to continuously practice their religion as if every month is Ramadan which, he said, had drawn them closer to almighty Allah (SWT) with various lessons learnt in the process.

He went on to enjoin residents of the state to celebrate the festivities in moderation and show love to one another and said that the current situation in the country has made it imperative for Muslims and non-Muslims to co-habit in peace and harmony and seek the face of God in prayer for divine intervention.

The statement read in part: “On behalf of the government and people of Oyo State, I felicitate with our Muslim faithful on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr after completion of the Ramadan fast, a major pillar of Islam.

“It is impressive that the Ramadan fast was observed most devotedly amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the relevant government regulations observed by the Muslim faithful in the state.”

“The Holy month of Ramadan is an opportunity for our Muslim brothers and sisters to deepen their relationship with Allah (SWT), promote a life of sacrifice, charity and love for one another.”

“There is no better time to show love and togetherness than now when we are joining forces in battling a common enemy. This is why it is remarkable that the bond among our people is growing amid these very difficult times.”

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