Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has called on Muslim faithful in Nigeria to pray for peace, as the nation is going through tough economic and security challenges.
In an Eid el- Fitri message, Aregbesola admonished the Muslims to imbibe the salient lessons of Ramadan and emulation of the humility, good neighborliness, understanding and love exemplified by the life of Prophet Muhammad.
He noted that Muslims have exhibited qualities such as commitment, discipline, obedience and love of Allah in Ramadan and urged them to apply same in their daily relationship to their fellow human beings irrespective of ethnic and religious affiliations.
The Governor enjoined the people of the state to live in peace and extend hands of fellowship to their neighbors to sustain the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere being experienced within in the past five years.
“As we wade through these economic and security turbulence, all we need, Muslims and Christians and adherents of other faiths, is to come together as one,” he stated.
Governor Aregbesola urged Nigerians to cooperate with President Muhammad Buhari to jointly pursue its common destiny.
“This is the time that we must either come together to jointly take our country to the height it deserves among comity of nations or most assuredly ruin it by hanging separately. All hands must be on deck for us to move forward.
“We must stop paying leap service to fundamental necessities which are catalyst for development or else this nation would remain a dwarf to other nations, which ought to take directives from us,” he explained.
Governor Aregbesola congratulated the global Muslim community on the successful completion of Ramadan fasting.