The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has urged Muslims to focus more on sharing love and kindness to promote humanity.
Makinde stated this in his goodwill message to Muslims on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr, as contained in a statement signed by his Chief of Staff, Chief Bisi Ilaka.
The Governor encouraged Muslims all over the world, to imbibe the culture of sharing from their wealth, possessions and knowledge, saying that doing so would promote the eradication of poverty in Nigeria, and the world at large.
He said: “All the holy books have taught us that when we make others happy, the tendency that we will be happy is very high. Those who are poor today were not just destined to be poor and same goes for those that are rich. It is just a matter of opportunity”.
Governor Makinde said being rich is an opportunity to help others to be rich by making the wealth go round.
“The concept of being our brother’s keeper means that we make those around us happy and we should use this period of Eid il Fitr to reach out to the less privilege in the society and make them happy.
“Our government has assured all citizens of Oyo State of a change in their standard of living for good. Leadership is about compassion. It is about care and our administration’s roadmap will focus primarily on that,” Governor Makinde said.
He also reiterated the importance of teaching children to be kind and compassionate.