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Imbibe spirit of charity, Makinde advises


[FILES] Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State. Photo/Twitter/seyiamakinde

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has advised Muslims to imbibe the spirit of sharing love.

This is contained in a statement signed by his Chief of Staff, Chief Bisi Ilaka, yesterday, to commemorate the Eid el-Fitr.

The federal government had announced June 4 and 5 as public holidays to enable Muslims celebrate after the Ramadan fast.


Makinde urged Muslims all over the world to focus more on eradicating poverty in the society by sharing from their wealth and knowledge.

He maintained that if those with influence and wealth could share from their possessions, the rate of poverty in the world would reduce.

“All the holy books have taught us that when we make others happy, the tendency that we will be happy is very high. Those who are poor today were not just destined to be poor, and same goes for those that are rich. It is just a matter of opportunity.

“So, if I am opportune to be rich, my goal should be to create means of making others rich and make the circle go round like that.

“The concept of being our brother’s keeper means that we make those around us happy. We should use this period of Eid el-Fitr to reach out to the less-privileged in the society and make them happy.

“Our government has assured citizens of Oyo of a change in their standard of living for good. Leadership is all about compassion. It is about care, and our administration’s roadmap will focus primarily on that.

“Let us all teach our children to share love and compassion, especially to those that are not as affluent as we, and God in his infinite mercies will multiply our blessings,” he said.

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