By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Governor Seyi Makinde on Friday called on Nigerians particularly the Muslim faithful to use this year’s Eid-el-Fitri “to make supplications for themselves, Oyo State and Nigeria”
The governor made the call in his Eid el Fitri message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa made available to journslists in Ibadan to congratulate Muslims on this year Eid el Fitr celebration .
He stressed that in doing this, there is the need for the people of the state to join hands with government for the nation’s safety, wellbeing and prosperity.
Governor Makinde stressed that it was regrettable that Muslims in the state and across the country cannot observe Eid-el-Fitri prayer this year the usual way, adding that the situation should be seen as “part of the sacrifice we all have to make at this time.”,
“It is gratifying to note that we are concluding this year’s Ramadan on a good note. 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”, he said.
The governor then solicited for “the continued support and cooperation of the Muslim Ummah and all residents of the state in adhering to the COVID-19 protocol such as wearing of face masks, observing social distancing, regular washing of hands and eating of immune-boosting foods and others, as directed by the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force”.
Promising ” to continue to make life more meaningful to all residents of the state”, Governor Makinde reiterated his administration’s commitment to the socio-economic transformation and the infrastructural revolution currently going on in the state.
“On the part of this pacesetter government, I solemnly promise that we shall continue to make life more meaningful to all the people of Oyo State through policies and programmes that are godly and humane. As we look forward to an end to the current gloom and a return to normalcy, let us continue to work together for the safety, wellbeing and prosperity of our state. Once again, I felicitate our Muslim brothers and sisters and our community”.