By Henry Odeh
The Caretaker chairman of Ogbomoso Central Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Hon Adeyinka Oluwaseun, felicitated with Muslim Ummah across the state, urging residents to keep faith in God and continue to support the present government despite the diverse challenges it is faced with.
Hon Oluwaseun’s message was contained in a Sallah message he personally signed and made available to Sunrisebulletin.com on Friday, urging Muslims to endeavor to intensify prayers for Oyo state and Nigeria at large.
The Caretaker chairman noted that even though COVID-19 has altered human life across all spheres, he maintained that there are advantages to take out of every disadvantage noting that the pandemic despite its challenges has awakened every sense of docility among Nigerian leaders to do more.
He particularly lauded the executive governor of Oyo state, Engr Seyi Makinde, for his exceptional courage and problem solving approach which has made Oyo state a reference point for qualitative leadership worthy of emulation by all other states and the federal government of Nigeria.
He said: “I wish to felicitate with the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir Celebration. This special occasion singularly honours the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Ismael as an act of absolute obedience to God’s command.
“We owe ourselves a duty to maximize the opportunities provided by God to seek His face and obtain His favours by praying for ourselves, family and not forgetting to pray for peace and progress of Ogbomoso, Oyo State and Nigeria especially at this critical period of the ravaging pandemic.
“I however so much believe that, with efforts put in place by the Governor Seyi Makinde led administration to tackle the pandemic, we will defeat it soon and come out of it stronger and better
“I hereby call on all Muslims to emulate the virtuous life of total obedience, love, justice, and self-sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim as we celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir.” He concluded.