Eid-al-Adha: Oyo Governors tasks Muslims on obedience, sacrifice

Olubunmi Osoteku, Ibadan

Governor Seyi Makinde, Oyo state, South-West Nigeria.

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has felicitated with Muslims on the occasion of the ccelebration of the 2019 Eid-el-Kabir.

In a Sallah message, Governor Makinde urged the Muslim faithful to imbibe the virtues of Prophet Ibrahim, who, in obedience to God’s directive, was ready to sacrifice his only son.

The Governor admonished Muslims in the State to reflect on the significance of the celebration, which he said bordered on encouraging piety, sacrifice and love, noting that without these, no state or society could advance.

“The significance of the season should be beyond the festivities. The real essence is to encourage piety, total commitment to Allah, self-discipline and sacrifice,”  Governor said.

Governor Makinde further reiterated his administration’s commitment to uplifting Oyo State through the expansion of its economy and ensuring that the State reclaims its pace-setter status in different sectors.

He enjoined Muslims to use the Eid-al-Adha period to pray for the peace, prosperity and stability of the State and the country, adding that for the State to prosper and reach its full potential, its people must contribute their quota through prayers and support for the leaders.