By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
Oyo State Governor, Engr.Seyi Makinde, has urged Muslim faithful to imbibe the virtues of Prophet Ibrahim, who, in obedience to God’s directive, was ready to sacrifice his only son.
The Governor, in a Sallah message made available by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa to felicitate with Muslims on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir admonished the Muslim Ummah in the state to reflect on the significance of the celebration.
He said the significance of the celebration bordered on encouraging piety, sacrifice and love, noting that without these, no state or society could advance.
in his statement, Governor Makinde said, “The significance of the season should be beyond the festivities. The real essence is to encourage piety, total commitment to Allah, self-discipline and sacrifice.”
The Governor further reiterated his administration’s commitment to uplifting the state through the expansion of its economy and ensuring that the state reclaims its pace-setter status in different sectors.
He also enjoined the Muslim faithful to use the Eid-el-Kabir period to pray for the peace, prosperity and stability of the state and the country, adding that for the state to prosper and reach its full potential, its people must contribute their quota through prayers and support for the leaders.