Oyetola Felicitates with Muslims on Eid-el-Kabir
By Kabir Akintayo
Osun Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has felicitated Muslims in Osun and across the world on the occasion of the 1443 AH Eid-el-Kabir festival, wishing them a joyous and peaceful celebration.
In a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, the governor implored the Muslim faithful to always exhibit the act of genuine sacrifice and submission to the will of Allah, which he said, are the major lessons of the festival.
He also urged Muslims in Osun to use this special occasion of Eid-el-Kabir to offer prayers for the sustained development, peace, stability and unity of the State, especially as it prepares for the forthcoming governorship election.
Governor Oyetola equally asked all Nigerians irrespective of their religious, political and tribal differences, to take advantage of this Sallah period to intensify prayers for their leaders and for the nation to overcome its present challenges particularly the lingering insecurity issues.
“On behalf of my family and the government of Osun, I felicitate my Muslim brethren as we mark the 1443 AH Eid-el-Kabir festival. We give thanks to Almighty Allah for sparing our lives to witness this special celebration.
“Eid-el-Kabir reminds us of the story of Prophet Ibrahim who is regarded as the father of faith, for his deep belief in Allah and total submission to His injunctions, as ultimately demonstrated by his willingness to sacrifice his son (Ismail) for the will of Allah (SWT).
“Therefore, as Muslims, we must always exhibit the act of genuine sacrifice and submission to the will of Allah which are the major lessons of this festival. We must endeavour to make sacrifices for ourselves, our families, our neighbours, our State and country,” the governor said.