Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has admonished the Muslim Ummah in the state to reflect on the significance of Eid-el-Kabir celebration, which he said bordered on encouraging piety, sacrifice and love, all of which are important ingredients for the advancement of society.
Makinde, in a sallah message made available by his Chief Press Secretary(CPS), Mr. Taiwo Adisa, urged Muslim faithful to imbibe the virtues of Prophet Ibrahim, who in obedience to God’s directive, was ready to sacrifice his only son.
His words: “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.”
The governor further reiterated his administration’s commitment to uplifting the state through the expansion of its economy and ensuring that the state reclaims its pacesetter status in different sectors.
He also enjoined the Muslim faithful to use the Eid-el-Kabir 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.