Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,SAN, has felicitated with Muslim faithful in the state and across the country on the successful completion of this year’s Ramadan and celebration of Eid- el-fitr.
Governor Akeredolu charged the faithful to sustain the teachings of the just concluded holy month of Ramadan in their undertakings.
The Governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde implored all Muslims to reflect the lessons of Ramadan through sustained supplication and prayers for the peace and progress of the nation.
“The Holy month of Ramadan teaches kindness, forgiveness and sacrifice. We must uphold these teachings and imbibe it as we live together in peace and harmony.
“We must continue to seek God’s face more than ever before. At this crucial time in our nation, we must join voices and seek God’s intervention on the issues of insecurity.
“As we also prepare to elect new leader for the country in the forthcoming 2023 elections, we must pray for God’s choice”, the Governor said.
Governor Akeredolu reiterated his administration’s commitment to promoting understanding and peaceful coexistence among the people of the state, irrespective of their religion differences.
In the same vein, the Olowo of Owo Kingdom and Paramount Ruler of Owo Land, His Imperial Majesty, Oba, (Dr) Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye III, has congratulated the entire Muslims in Owo Land and particularly, Ondo State and Nigeria, on the successful completion of this year’s Ramadan.
Oba Ogunoye stated this in a congratulatory message signed and released by his Special Assistant Media, Sam Adewale in Owo.
The Monarch said, completing the 30 days fasting was by Allah’s grace and to Him all praises return.
Oba Ogunoye who cherishes the coexistence of all religious groups in the area, urges them to continue for the progress of the land saying, none of the religious bodies disappointed him as their prayers everyday and times manifest in the day to day running of the kingdom and land.
The monarch, calls on them to fervently remember the nation and Government at all levels in their prayers as the general elections in the country are fast approaching, even as he said, Bakar-de-Salah.