Foremost lawyer, Chief Adeniyi Akintola (SAN) has felicitated with Muslims in the spirit of the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
In a statement made available to Newspeakonline, he asked the people of Oyo state to support the visionary programmes and policies of the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
The statement reads: “I want to felicitate with all our Moslem brothers and sisters in Oyo State, and of Oyo State extraction all over the world, on the celebration of Eid il kabir(lleya)whic. we have made sacrifices and poured out our hearts to the Almighty God in prayers. I fervently pray that in His infinite mercy, He will grant all our requests.
“I am fully persuaded that the determination and sense of duty that inspired our sacrifices were seen by the All-Seeing God and, as the Great Rewarder of good deeds, He will reward all our Moslem brethren for their devotion to His injunction in good time.
“I also want to use the opportunity of this celebration to remind us that there is a new Oyo State vision, instituted by our visionary Governor, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, which we must strive not only to maintain but to build on. The vision is about creating a society where peace reigns; where there is stability and; where there is infrastructural development in every town and every local government in state. It is a vision of a society where everyone has an equal and unfettered opportunity to attain his greatest potentials; where there is prosperity.
“As a people with chequered history and impressive heritage whose ancestors had a great vision, we owe it a duty to ensure that we translate the dream of a new Oyo state into a successful reality so that others can continue to emulate us. A ji se bi Oyo laari.
“The task of developing a State is not one that can be completed in 4 or 8 years. It requires a continuity. A good example of a State that has benefited immensely from this principle is Lagos State. The continuity project is however not Governor Ajimobi’ s task alone, it is the project of all the people of our pace-setting state. I therefore implore all our people to please join hands with our path-finding Governor, Chief Abiola Ajimobi in ensuring the continued sustenance of his vision for Oyo State even beyond his tenure.
“Once again l congratulate and commend the Moslem community once more for your endurance and commitment to the tenets of Islam. May Allah accept all your sacrifices as Ibaadah.