Governor Seyi Makinde has tasked Muslim faithful not to relent in praying for Oyo state and Nigeria as well as continue to ensure peaceful coexistence at all times.
The governor gave the charge in his message to felicitated with Muslim faithful on this year’s Hijrah 1442 AH which begins Friday, 21 August, 2020.
Engineer Makinde emphasized that there is the need for Muslims to continue to demonstrate good neighbourliness, love and dedication to the state, saying, “the essence of Hijrah is that it is a process of transfer to a better situation, a search for an environment more favorable to continuous and constructive effort.”
He stressed that Muslims in the state should follow lessons taught by Prophet Muhammad following his immigration to Madinah, saying, “the Holy Prophet, following his immigration to Madinah, taught a lot of lessons including worship to God, brotherhood, good neighbourliness and good welfare for the people, among others.”
” In short, the Hijrah teaches that wherever Muslims go, they should bring goodness to that land. Muslims should work for both moral and material goodness of the society.”, he said.
The governor added, “therefore, I urge the Muslim Ummah in the state to continue to show their dedication to the wellness of the state, contributing their quota in different ways to its development and I assure that the administration will continue to fulfill its promise to uplift the state and and move its people from poverty to prosperity.”
Governor Makinde then commended Muslim Ummah in Oyo state “for the immense contributions they continue to make to the progress of our dear state and wish them a successful and prosperous Hijrah 1442 AH.”
Congratulating Muslim faithful on Hijrah 1442 AH, Governor Makinde “wished Muslims in the state, Nigeria and across the world a new year filled with blessings and benevolence of the Almighty Allah.”
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