Ajumobi, wife preach peace, forgiveness

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– Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Sunday urged faithful and other to reflect on the essence of the holy month of and its message of tolerance  and forgiveness.

He made the call a message signed by Adviser on Media, Dr Festus Adedayo, on the occasion of the celebrations.

Ajimobi said the month-long was meant to affirm that even as mortals, man could move towards perfection through denial of the desires of the flesh which would turn lead to purity of the soul.

He urged imbibe the lessons of Ramadan by ensuring that they are guided by the quest to do good to their fellowman as well as tolerate one another.

“The moment are tolerant of the limitations of the other person through seeing everyone as creation of God, all the vices that threaten to tear the country apart will  be eliminated,” he said.[eap_ad_1]

Ajimobi urged the people of the state to continue to exhibit disdain for violence and brigandage which they have demonstrated the last three years of administration.

He said the people of Oyo State had sent a message to the whole world that the profiling of the state as a hotbed of violence was misplaced.

“Peace is what has opened doors of prosperity to our state; we all know what this state was when it was ruled by fear and bloodshed.

“I urge all of to pray for continued peace in Oyo State; when we all live in peace, development and prosperity will come our way,’’ the governor said.

In the same vein, the governor’s wife, Florence, in a message, signed by her Assistant on Media, Yejide Gbenga-Ogundare, urged residents to continue to pray for peace in the state.

“I pray that the grace following the Holy Month of Ramadan will be upon everyone in Oyo State.’’

She commended residents, especially , for being peace-loving and allowing the fear and of God to reflect in their interactions.

She urged them to fight against every force that might want to distabilise the peace in the state. (NAN)[eap_ad_4]