Muslim faithful tasked on self-sacrifice
Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Muslim faithful have been urged to emulate the virtuous life of total obedience, love, justice, and self-sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim as they celebrate Eid el Kabir.
The Osun state governor, Gboyega Oyetola stated this while felicitating with Muslim faithful in the state on the occasion of Eid el Kabir celebration.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Ismail Omipidan, Oyetola urged Muslims to ensure that they make only those promises they know they can keep.
He stated that the observance of such virtues will take the state to the Promised Land.
The governor said: “The Eid-el Kabir has no doubt presented another opportunity for Muslims and indeed all Nigerians to reflect on the state of affairs in the country and walk in the right direction to turn the fortunes of the state and the country around.
“I congratulate the Muslim Ummah and I urge them to emulate the great virtues of Prophet Ibrahim of total obedience, love, justice, and self-sacrifice, which is the whole essence of this celebration.
“I have no doubt that with prayers and the right attitude and policies that our administration has so far brought to bear, our state will progress and emerge stronger.”
The governor wishes the Muslim faithful and the country a happy Eid-el-Kabir.