Chairman Ogbomoso South local Government, Hon Oyedokun Timothy on Wednesday has urged Muslim faithfuls to fervently pray for peace and divine healing of the world during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
Hon Oyedokun, who made the call in his Eid-el-Kabir message, said that using the period to pray to Allah to heal the world from the ongoing pandemic and peace who ensure rapid development of Oyo State and the entire nation.
He said that Sallah period should be used to renew the spirit of compassion and sacrifice in the service of the society.
“This is a season that symbolises sacrifice and faith in divine will, this is because all our success are out of the commitment to the will of Allah.
“It is by Allah’s grace that we are where we are today, I greet our people, most especially Muslim faithfuls in Ogbomoso South local government, Oyo State and the whole world on this day as am urging all of us to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice in our daily lives.
“Let us imbibe the lesson in the submission to the will of Allah by Prophet Abraham,” he said.
OOT has fondly called further stated that the period also offered a moment for peoples’ good deeds in charity and generosity to strengthen their hands in prayers for societal progress and peace.
“Against the back ground of our current health challenges, I appeal to all of you to dedicate this period to supplication for divine healing in our land.
“We have already begun to witness signs of the acceptance of our prayers with the success of Engr Seyi Makinde initiatives at resolving issues surrounding the pandemic.
“Engr Seyi Makinde administration shall sustain all efforts to cater for the well being and development of the people,” he added.
Hon Oyedokun also used the occasion to seek the support and cooperation of the people of Ogbomoso South local government Area towards promoting good governance and development.