*felicitates Muslims on Maolud Nabiy celebration
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde on Monday, felicitated Muslims on the celebration of this year’s Maolud Nabiy celebration.
The governor in his felicitation message made available to newsmen in Ibadan by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, also called on Muslim Ummah to continue to pray for peace and unity in Nigeria, ahead of the 2023 general election.
In the message, the governor emphasized the need for peace and unity and that Muslim faithful should continue to emulate the Holy Prophet by living in peace with their neighbours.
He however, tasked Muslims to imbibe the virtues of humility, kindness and forgiveness as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon Him) during his life time.
“As Muslims celebrate the 2022 Maolud Nabiyy, I implore all Muslims in Oyo State and Nigeria to continue to follow the lessons inherent in the birth and life of Prophet Muhammed (SAW)”, he said
Engineer Makinde added, “I admonish Muslims to emulate the humility, good neighbourliness, understanding and love exemplified by the life of Prophet Muhammed (SAW). The qualities of the Prophet, which include compassion, fairness, justice, honesty, self-discipline, tolerance, hard work, perseverance and devotion in all our dealings, among others, should continue to be the compass for our lives.”
” I equally urge Muslims to be more committed to the principle of discipline, obedience and pure love for Allah and our fellow humans.They should apply all these qualities and principles in their relationship with fellow human beings, irrespective of ethnic and religious differences.
“I wish all Muslims a happy Maolud Nabiyy, as I pray that the occasion “blesses our hearts, our homes and society with happiness, love, harmony.”