Rauf Aregbesola has urged muslims in the the state to pray for peace and stability of the economy as they celebrate Eid-el-Kabir.
Gov Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has urged Muslim faithful to use the Eid el-Kabir festival to pray for the peace and stability of the country.
This is contained issued by Mr Semiu Okanlawon, Special Adviser on Media to the governor and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Osogbo on Sunday.
Aregbesola said the country would make progress towards the fulfilment of its great potentials, if Nigerians could promote peace, security and stability.
He said this could be achieved by showing greater respect for national safety and public order laws.
The governor also enjoined Nigerians to be selfless in the discharge of their duties.
Aregbesola said commitment, perseverance and prayer were the key ingredients needed as the country passes through its worst trial moments.
He urged Muslims to imbibe the lessons of commitment, dedication and obedience to higher authorities as inherently demonstrated by Prophet Ibrahim.
The governor said the willingness of the prophet to sacrifice his son in obedience to the will of God which the Eid El-Kabir commemorates, should be emulated.
“I wish our fellow Muslim brothers and sisters in Osun, Nigeria and beyond, a most blessed Eid.
“Adherents of the faith should leverage this festive moment to foster unity and continue to live up to the tenets through the acts of charity, peaceful co-existence with our neighbours and obedience to the injunctions of the Holy Qura’n”.