By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, has congratulated Muslims in the State and across the world on the successful completion of the 1441 AH Ramadan fast and the celebration of Eid-el-fitri festival.
Oyetola in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, prayed Almighty Allah to accept all the acts of worship and supplication of the Muslim faithful during the just-concluded holy month.
He said: “Although Ramadan has gone, we as Muslims, must not depart from the lessons and virtues of the spiritually-rejuvenating month. We must sustain the lessons the month had taught us and continue to replicate them in our daily lives and dealings with others. We must keep up with the good deeds we were known for during the month.
Oyetola also urged Muslims and indeed all Nigerians to take advantage of this important celebration to pray against the current economic and security situation of the country as well as the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the whole world.
He noted that the pandemic ravaging the world challenges humanity and its faith in God, urging Muslims to hold fast to their faith in their creator in both times of prosperity and hardship in order to validate the sincerity of their faith.
He added that considering the huge blessings that come with the holy month, Nigerians and the world would come out of this war, stronger and better.
Also, the State Deputy Governor, Mr Benedict Olugboyega Alabi, felicitated with Muslim faithful all over the world on the occasion of this year Eid-al-Fitr calling for continuous supplication against common challenges.
Alabi in a congratulatory message to Muslim faithful stated that the recent global challenges and realities of human existence should ordinarily redirect every individual to the way of God and submit to His will.
He said, “Indeed, God is the greatest ! as this moment reminisces a remarkable and indelible event in the Islamic world, as it reminds every Muslim faithful of how the first revelation of Holy Qu’ran was received by Prophet Muhammad (SAW), for guardian and guidance.
“May God heal our land, as we continue to comply with basic precautionary measures of safety”.