In a congratulatory message to Muslims by the command’s spokesperson Folasade Odoro, the commissioner urged residents to celebrate the festival peacefully.
Urging the public to inform the police of the activities of criminals, she said security operatives would be positioned at strategic locations to prevent breach of the peace.
Local government chairmen in the state also felicitated with Muslims, urging them to be tolerant of adherents of other religions.
In a statement by the Chairman of the Forum of Local Government Chairmen, Omoba Kunle Ayantoye, the council chiefs prayed Allah to continue to bless the state and protect residents.
They said: “We have come a long way to determine whatever we see today; never should religious considerations be our problem. Our case is different here. We have always worked together as a people to uplift our living conditions and have never had it so good. We should continue to explore our strengths.”
The chairmen reaffirmed their commitment to the Governor Rauf Aregbesola administration, saying it had provided purposeful leadership and executed people-oriented programmes.
They thanked the governor and the House of Assembly for extending their tenure by six months, pledging to justify the confidence reposed in them.
The council chairmen said: “We are always proud to be associated with the purposeful and dynamic leadership of the governor. We have partnered progressively with the state government from inception. We acknowledge, with appreciation, the full powers the government accords us, which has translated into unprecedented development at the grassroots.”