The Governor of Osun State, Gboyela Oyetola, has congratulated Muslims in the state on the successful completion of the 1441 AH Ramadan fast and the celebration of the Eid-el-Fitr festival.
He advised residents to abide by the Coronavirus guidelines by celebrating in moderation and support the less privileged whose livelihoods have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Mr Oyetola statement was signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, and sent to Journalists on Sunday.
It said: “Although Ramadan has gone, we as Muslims, must not depart from the lessons and virtues of the spiritually-rejuvenating month. We must sustain the lessons the month had taught us and continue to replicate them in our daily lives and dealings with others. We must keep up with the good deeds we were known for during the month.
“Let us continue to exhibit the virtues of devotion, obedience, perseverance, love, tolerance, peace, sacrifice, forgiveness and generosity associated with the month of Ramadan. This way, we will become better Muslims and contribute to the betterment of the society we live in.”
He also called for prayer against the current economic and security situation of the country including Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the whole world.
“COVID-19 has no doubt caused us unprecedented economic and health woes, but I believe that, with divine prayers and efforts put in place by the government at various levels, Nigeria and the world will defeat the pandemic and come out of it stronger and better.
“To this end, some regular activities during Eid celebration such as congregational prayers and other religious gatherings are suspended during this period. This is necessary to flatten the curve and prevent community transmission of the Coronavirus.
“The current situation in the country has made it more compelling for people to reach out and show love to the vulnerable and the poor in society,” the statement noted.