Eid-el-Kabir: Lay aside religion, tribal sentiments to ensure peace, Makinde tells muslims

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Oyo State Governor, , has admonished muslims to lay aside religious and tribal sentiments the interest of Nigeria’s peace.

This was made known by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor, Taiwo Adisa, a statement on Monday titled, ‘Eid-el-Kabir: Makinde congratulates muslims.’

The statement quoted Makinde as admonishing Muslim faithful to “lay aside all forms of religious, ethnic and tribal sentiments, the interests of unity, peace, and prosperity of the state and country.”

Makinde added, “It was regrettable Muslims in the state and across the country cannot observe the 2021 Hajj in Saudi Arabia as a result of .

“This should be seen as part of the sacrifice we all have to make at this time, as a way of emulating Prophet Ibrahim.

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“But despite the current pandemic ravaging the whole world, the Almighty Allah allowed Muslims in Oyo State to join the Muslim Ummah in making supplications for the forgiveness of sins.

am grateful to my Muslim brothers and sisters and of the state for remaining steadfast despite the imposed on us by the pandemic.”

The Governor used the opportunity to call on muslim faithfuls to observe distancing and other COVID-19 precautions.

“We should ensure the wearing of face and nose masks, regular washing of hands and ensuring distancing.

“We must abide by the advisories already issued by the Oyo State COVID-19 Task and adopt the Own Your Action slogan in order to save ourselves and community the pangs of the pandemic,” he said.