By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has urged Muslims around the world to promote humanity by imbibing the culture of sharing of love and kindness.
In a message to Muslims, signed by his Chief of Staff, Chief Bisi Ilaka, on the occasion of the Eid-el-fitr celebration, Governor Seyi Makinde enjoined Muslims,to focus more in eradicating poverty in the society by sharing from their wealth, possessions and knowledge, adding that if those with affluence and wealth could share from their possessions, the rate of poverty in Nigeria and the world would reduce.
He said, “All the holy books have taught us that when we make others happy, the tendency that we will be happy is very high. Those who are poor today were not just destined to be poor and same goes for those that are rich. It is just a matter of opportunity.
“So if I am opportuned to be rich, my goal should be to create means of making others rich and make the circle go round like that.
“The concept of being our brother’s keeper means that we make those around us happy and we should use this period of Eid-el-Fitr to reach out to the less privilege in the society and make them happy.
“Our government has assured all citizens of Oyo State of a change in their standard of living for good. Leadership is about compassion. It is about care and our administration’s roadmap will focus primarily on that.
“Let us all teach our children to share love and compassion especially to those that are not as affluent as we are and God in his infinite mercy will multiply our blessings.”