By; ODEYEMI SAMUEL, Akure
The Olowa and Paramount Ruler of Igbara-Oke kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oba Dr. Francis Adefarakanmi Agbede has felicitated with the Muslims as they celebrate this year’s Eid-El-Kabir.
The monarch in a statement which was released by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Owolabi Ayodeji and made available to newsmen in Igbara-Oke urged them to use the significance of the season to pray for continuous peace of the Sunshine State and Nigeria at large.
Oba Agbede also reiterated the need for the Muslim faithful to continue to imbibe the spirit of godliness and peaceful coexistence in order to help renew their faith in God and to see the importance of peace and unity towards the development of the nation.
According to him, the period gives another opportunity to seek the face of Almighty Allah and to intercede in prayers for our nation to overcome all the challenges confronting us.
According to him, as citizens, we should rededicate ourselves to the service of humanity and in making a meaningful progress towards a greater Nigeria.
The monarch enjoined them to pray for the leaders in positions of authority to lead in the fear of God, and also, for the peaceful conduct of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the Sunshine State.
While stressing the need to imbibe continually the lessons in the submission to the will of Allah (SAW) by the prophets, he appealed to them to use the season to forgive and love one another.