The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has congratulated Muslims in the State and beyond on the successful completion of the month-long Ramadan fasting.
Makinde expressed gratitude to Muslims and residents of the State for remaining steadfast despite the situation imposed on the State by the COVID-19 pandemic and rallied them to use the auspicious occasion of the Eid-al-Fitri to make supplications for themselves, the State and Nigeria.
In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, Makinde said it was regrettable that Muslims in the State and across the country cannot observe Eid-el-Fitri prayer this year the usual way. Adding that the situation should be seen as “part of the sacrifice we all have to make at this time.”
He stated, “It is gratifying to note that we are concluding this year’s Ramadan on a good note. Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the whole world, the Almighty Allah allowed Muslims in Oyo State to join the Muslim Ummah in making supplications for the forgiveness of our sins.”
Governor Makinde sought the continued support and cooperation of the Muslim Ummah and all residents of the State in adhering to the COVID-19 protocol such as wearing of face masks, observing social distancing, regular washing of hands and eating immune-boosting foods, among others, as directed by the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force.
He promised to continue to make life more meaningful to all residents of the State through godly and humane policies, reiterating his administration’s commitment to the socio-economic transformation and the infrastructural revolution going on in the State.
Makinde noted, “As we look forward to an end to the current gloom and a return to normalcy, let us continue to work together for the safety, wellbeing and prosperity of our State.”
“Once again, I felicitate our Muslim brothers and sisters and our community,” the Governor concluded.