The former Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, has felicitated Muslims on the occasion of this year’s Eid-El-Kabir celebration.
Oyetola, in a goodwill message personally signed and made available to Journalists by his press secretary, Ismail Omipidan, on Tuesday, implored Muslims to seize the opportunities embedded in the glorious period to intensify prayers for the success of the new administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima.
Oyetola extolled the rare virtues displayed by Nigerian Muslims and adherents of other faiths in the last general elections, which culminated in the emergence and continuity of the progressive government led by President Tinubu and Vice President Shettima.
Oyetola further urged his fellow Muslim faithful in Osun State to imbibe the virtues as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim, who was on the verge to slaughter his only son in fulfillment of his promise and obedience to God’s commandment before help came from Allah.
The release read in part, “On behalf of myself and my entire family, I rejoice with our brothers and sisters in Islam across the world on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.
“As we all know the acts that culminated in this festival which include piety, obedience, faithfulness, sacrifice, and total submission to the Will of Allah, make it incumbent on us to imbibe the spirit of love, unity, mutual respect, and peaceful cohabitation as these among other virtues remain the path to greatness and prosperity for us, here on earth and the hereafter.
“I want to implore us to also use the occasion of this festive period to offer prayers for the successful tenure of the new administration in Nigeria, led by our President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and Vice President Kashim Shettima.
“While appreciating our avowed commitment and self-conviction to the mantra of “Renewed Hope”, the pillar to which the new administration was formed, I want to enjoin us to continue to contribute our quota as good citizens of our dear country in the quest to collectively build a nation that we shall all be proud of.
“As we thank Allah for sparing our lives to witness this year’s festival, I believe that the occasion will bring us many successes in all our endeavors.”