The Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan, has urged residents of Oyo State and Nigerians in general not to lose hope in the country.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Omolere Omoetan, to commemorate this year’s Eid-el-Fitri, Olaniyan encouraged Nigerians to be prayerful in the face of dispiriting socio-economic and security challenges facing the country, stressing that better days are ahead, particularly for Oyo State.
He said Nigeria can overcome its the present challenges if citizens aligned “our everyday life with the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and Prophet Mohammed (SWT).”
Olaniyan stressed that the country would triumph over her present difficulties when “we, as a people, uphold the virtues of good neighbourliness and tolerate one another regardless of our religious or tribal differences.”
He reiterated that we are all one, and should respect and accommodate our diversities which should be seen as a strength and not weakness.
“I charge all citizens of Oyo State regardless of their religious beliefs to remain enduring, and continue to pray for the success of the present administration in the state.
“The prudence of temperance, devoutness and consistent supplication to Allah and brotherly love should remain alive beyond the Ramadan. Every son and daughter of this state should seek to contribute their quota to building the state so we can truly live up to our Pacesetter status with renewed dynamism and enterprise,” the deputy governor said.