By Kazeem Ayodeji/Abimbola Bamgbose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, has congratulated the Muslim Ummah for witnessing this year’s Eid-el-Kabir festival.

The Governor in a goodwill message by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Yinka Oyebode, urged Muslims to imbibe the lessons of love and sacrifice that the season symbolizes as they celebrate the Sallah.

He also stressed the need for them to reflect on the significance of the sacrifice epitomized by the festival as well as promote the virtues of Islam.

The Governor who expressed optimism that Nigeria would overcome its current challenges, urged Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for the country at this critical time in its history.

Mr Oyebanji also urged the Muslim pilgrims performing this year’s Hajj to use the opportunity of their presence in the holy land to pray for peace, progress and prosperity of the state and Nigeria as a whole.

Similarly, Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has called on Muslim Ummar in Nigeria to use the occasion of the Eid-El-Kabir celebration to reflect on the teachings of Prophet Ibrahim and strive to emulate his unwavering faith, obedience and dedication to God .

In his goodwill message to all the Muslims across the world and Ogun State in particular, Governor Abiodun emphasized the importance of submitting to the Almighty God and prioritizing spiritual well-being over worldly desires.

He highlighted the significance of selflessness, compassion, and the willingness to make sacrifices for the sake of faith and the betterment of humanity.

The governor added that Sallah presents an opportunity for Muslims to gather with their families, strengthen their bonds, and share in the blessings of the festive period.

Governor Abiodun however urged muslim faithfuls to take advantage of Eid to get closer to their Creator, foster unity and harmony within communities, and inspire people to be beacons of compassion, generosity, and righteousness.

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