Oyo state governor Seyi Makinde on Friday urged Nigerians, particularly the people of the state, to join hands with government for the safety, wellbeing and prosperity of the nation.
The governor, made the call in his Eid el-Fitr message in Ibadan, also congratulated Muslims on the successful completion of this year’s Ramadan fasting.
In the message signed by his chief press secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, the governor said it was regrettable that Muslims in the state and across the country “cannot observe Eid el-Fitr prayer this year the usual way.
He stressed that the situation should be seen as “part of the sacrifice we all have to make at this time.”
“Despite the current Covid-19 pandemic ravaging the whole world, the Almighty Allah allowed Muslims in Oyo state to join the Muslim Ummah in making supplications for the forgiveness of our sins. I remain grateful to my Muslim brothers and sisters and residents of the state for remaining steadfast despite the situation imposed on us by the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.
The governor charged the Muslim faithful to use the “auspicious occasion of the Eid el-Fitr to make supplications for themselves, the state and Nigeria.”