Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has urged Muslims in the state and the entire country to pray for the restoration of peace in every part of the country as they celebrate the Eid- Maolud.
In a statement by the Director, Bureau of Communications and Strategy, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, Aregbesola in a goodwill message also charged the nation’s leaders to emulate the life Prophet Muhammed as a selfless political and religious leader.
The governor urged Muslims to submit totally to the will of Allah and pray for the country at this critical time so that it can overcome the current insecurity pervading the country.
Aregbesola equally tasked Muslims on tolerance and love which Prophet Mohammed exhibited during his life times.
He advised Nigerians to use the period to reflect on the ideals of peace, unity, harmony and selflessness in order to build a stable nation.
“I urge all Muslims to continue to follow the exemplary leadership of the noble Prophet Mohammed for a peaceful and egalitarian society.
“The Prophet lived a complete life worthy of emulation by all and sundry. Those who imbibe such exemplary leadership style and qualities would enjoy the essence of life.
“I promise that our administration will continue to work tirelessly to bring the desired change for a better and more developed state of Osun.”
“I enjoin Muslims across the nation to cultivate the habit and imbibe the spirit of peaceful co-existence among one another and be their brothers’ keepers,” Aregbesola said.
He noted that if Muslims and other religious groups uphold these virtues, the will contribute in no small measures to nation’s greatness.