Oyo State governor, ‘Seyi Makinde has congratulated the Muslim Ummah on the completion of Ramadan fast which ultimately heralds the Eid-el-Fitr celebration, calling on them to sustain prayers for the state and its leaders.
The governor, who also congratulated Muslims from across the world for the dawn of another Eid-il-fitr, prayed that the Almighty Allah would accept their worship and keep them all alive and healthy to witness many more.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted Governor Makinde as saying that though the Ramadan season is over, Muslim faithful must continue to practise the lessons that the Holy Month taught us all by remaining pious and close to Allah and denying themselves in total submission to His will.
The governor equally called on residents of the state to continue to live together harmoniously, while urging them to remain relentless in their prayers and support for his administration.
According to him, the incoming administration under Omituntun 2.0 will herald sustainable development and reposition the state for greater growth.
He said: “I also want to charge our brothers and sisters in Islam that though the Ramadan fast is over, their commitment to the ideals of prayers, selflessness and service to the community should not wane as these are values that can make our society a better place.
“I will also plead that they do not relent in their prayers for Oyo State and the country at large.
“We believe that it is in doing these that we all can derive joy and bring about an Oyo State of our dreams.”