Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has congratulated the Muslim faithful in the state on the occasion of the celebration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) popularly known as the Eidul-Mawlid.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted the governor as congratulating Muslim faithful in the state and Nigeria on witnessing the 2020 Eidul-Maulid.
The governor charged them to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, and perseverance, which according to him, are virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), stating that this will guarantee peace and security in the state and the country as a whole.
He enjoined Muslims to follow the teaching of the Holy Quran in Chapter 4 Verse 59, which says: “O you who believe! Obey God and obey the Messenger, and those from among you who are vested with authority; and if you are to dispute among yourselves about anything, refer it to God and the Messenger, if indeed you believe in God and the Last Day. This is the best (for you), and fairest in the end.”
The governor also used the occasion to admonish all stakeholders in the state to work towards restoring lasting peace to the state following the disruptions that followed the recent protests across the land, noting that it is everyone’s responsibility to make Oyo State peaceful and progressive.
He said: “I wish all Muslims faithful in Oyo State and across the world a happy Eidul-Mawlid Nabiy celebration and pray that the blessings for the season fill our lives and homes.”