By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Maninde on Wednesday charged Muslims in Nigeria to imbibe virtues of the Holy Prophet
The governor gave the charge in his congratulatory message to Muslims faithful on the occasion of the celebration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, Eidul-Mawlid.
In the message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, Governor Makinde congratulated Muslim faithful in the state and Nigeria for witnessing the 2020 Eidul-Maulid.
The governor emphasized the need for Muslims “to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, and perseverance, which according to him, are virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Emphasizing that doing this “will guarantee peace and security in the state and the country as a whole”, the governorenjoined Muslims to follow the teaching of the Holy Quran in Chapter 4 Verse 59, which says: “O you who believe! Obey God and obey the Messenger, and those from among you who are vested with authority; and if you are to dispute among yourselves about anything, refer it to God and the Messenger, if indeed you believe in God and the Last Day. This is the best (for you), and fairest in the end.”
He however admonished all stakeholders in the state to work towards restoring lasting peace to the state following the disruptions that followed the recent protests across the land, noting that it is everyone’s responsibility to make Oyo State peaceful and progressive.
“I wish all Muslims faithful in Oyo State and across the world a happy Eidul-Maulud Nabiy celebration and pray that the blessings for the season fill our lives and homes.”