Governor Gboyega Oyetola has urged Muslim faithful in Osun State not to forget the significance and the lessons of the just concluded month of Ramadan.
The governor implored Muslims and non-Muslims in Osun State to take advantage of the festival to offer special prayers for the peace, progress and development of Nigeria.
Oyetola in his Sallah message, signed by his spokesperson, Ismail Omipidan prayed to God to accept all acts of worship and supplications of the Muslim faithful during the glorious month.
He, however, congratulated the Muslim Ummah on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast and wish them a blessed and peaceful Eid-el-Fitri celebration.
While encouraging the faithful to reach out to the less privileged in the society during the Sallah celebration, he urged them to celebrate in accordance with COVID-19 protocols.
Oyetola said, “The occasion of Eid-el-Fitri provides a great opportunity for families and friends to come together, pray, share meals and gifts. I urge us all to engage in all of these cheerfully and in accordance with COVID-19 protocols.
“And as we do these, let’s not forget the less privileged in the society. We should reach out to them and make them share in the joy and happiness that come with the festival.”