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Sallah: Govs, Speaker greet Muslims

By Josephine Oguntoyinbo,Victor Akinkuolie,Michael Ofulue & Adedotun Ajayi

The Governors of Ondo, Ekiti and Osun States have felicitated with the Muslim community as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.

The Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa in a statement issued by Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor on Sunday, prayed that this year’s celebration will bring blessings, peace and prosperity for all Muslim faithful in the State.

He reiterated the commitment of his administration to the rapid development of the State and the sustenance of religious harmony and peaceful coexistence among the people.

While assuring the Muslim faithful on the fulfillment of promises made by his administration on inclusive governance, the Governor urged them to continue to give the government necessary support. 

The Governor prayed that Allah showers His countless blessings upon all and make this year’s Eid-el-Kabir a memorable one.

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, in a goodwill message signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Yinka Oyebode, urged Muslims to imbibe the lessons of love and sacrifice which the season symbolizes as they celebrate.

He charged them on the need to reflect on the significance of the sacrifice epitomized by the festival as well as promote the virtues of Islam.

He charged the faithful to learn from Prophet Ibrahim who surrendered to the will of the Almighty Allah by sacrificing his son Ishmael based on Allah’s injunction.

The Governor who expressed optimism that Nigeria would overcome its current challenges, urged Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for the country at this critical time in its history.

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Also, Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke congratulated Muslim faithful in the state and beyond on the occasion of the Eid-il-Kabir celebration, urging them to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice that defines the festive period.

Governor Adeleke recognized the significance of the festival as a reminder of the unfailing grace of Almighty Allah on humanity, noting that the occasion underscores the reward of obedience and faith in Allah.

The Governor charged Muslim faithful to take a cue from Prophet Ibrahim’s (ASW) act of selflessness and submissive posture.

On his part, the Speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly, Chief Oladiji Olamide in his message, urged Muslims to continue to live in harmony with other religious faith.

He stressed the need for ceaseless prayers for the sustenance of the relative peace across the country.

The Speaker equally called for prayers for the leadership of the country, requesting Allah to grant them the wisdom, knowledge and understanding to lead the nation aright.

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