Eid-el-Fitri: Makinde Felicitates Muslims, calls for Prayers for State, Nigeria
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has congratulated Muslims in the state and beyond on the successful completion of the month-long Ramadan fasting.
He expressed gratitude to Muslims and residents of the state for remaining steadfast despite the situation imposed on the state by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The governor equally urged them to use the auspicious occasion of the Eid-el-Fitri to make supplications for themselves, the state and Nigeria.
According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Taiwo Adisa, Makinde says it was regrettable that Muslims in the state and across the country cannot observe Eid-el-Fitri prayer this year the usual way, adding that the situation should be seen as part of the sacrifice we all have to make at this time.
Governor Makinde sought for the continued support and cooperation of the Muslim Ummah and all residents of the state in adhering to the COVID-19 protocol such as wearing of face masks, observing social distancing, regular washing of hands and eating of immune-boosting foods and others, as directed by the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force.
He promised to continue to make life more meaningful to all residents of the state which he gave assurance of his administration’s commitment to the socio-economic transformation and the infrastructural revolution currently going on in the state.