Governor of Osun state Rauf Aregbesola enjoin the Muslims to pray for the peace, unity and stability of Nigeria in this season of celebration of Eid-el-Kabir.
He disclosed this in a statement signed by his media aide Mr. Sola Fasureon Thursday on Osogbo.
He also implore Nigerians to give President Muhammadu Buhari full support in his determination to make Nigeria a peaceful country for all.
He advised Muslims to abide by the laws of commitment, dedication and obedience to the authorities above them urging them to follow the steps of Prophet Ibrahem’s willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to the will of God.
He said, “We should use this occasion to offer prayers to God for peaceful co-existence among different ethno-religious groups in the country.
“The celebration of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir must draw us closer to God than ever before.
“We should all strife to avoid negative tendencies which could further compound our fragile socio-political and economic conditions to the limit.
“We should stop the prevalence of hate speeches in the country and divisive acts and utterances that are threat to the corporate existence of the country.
“As Muslims, we are not to judge our fellow man. We should leave judgment to God who created us all.
“Why must people kill in the name of God? Why must people act God? Why must they preempt what their creator will do?
“Muslims must be tolerant, trustworthy, dependable and peace-loving wherever he lives. “People must put an end to violence, killing and mindless bloodletting all in the name of religions,”
Aregbesola, further wished Muslim faithful Happy Eid-el-Kabir.
He said all tiers of government should continue to foster peaceful coexistence, national cohesion and stability towards actualising the full potential of Nigeria.