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Makinde, Oyetola urge unity as Muslims celebrate Maulud Nabbiy

By Rotimi Agboluaje (Ibadan) and Timothy Agbor (Osogbo)
20 October 2021   |   3:32 am
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, yesterday, felicitated with Muslims on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Maulud celebration, He urged unity of purpose, virtues of kindness...

Muslim faithful, during celebration of Eid-el-Maulud in Agege, Lagos… yesterday. PHOTO: SUNDAY AKINLOLU

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, yesterday, felicitated with Muslims on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Maulud celebration, He urged unity of purpose, virtues of kindness, humility and peaceful co-existence as exemplified by Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

A statement by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted Makinde as saying that peaceful co-existence was part of Islamic ethics taught by Prophet Muhammad (SAW). He said as a leader in Medinah, he did not only live peacefully with others but was just to them, irrespective of tribal and religious affiliations.

The governor lauded the Muslim community in the state for their continued support, peaceful co-existence, tolerance and support for his government, even as he urged them to use the occasion of the Holy Prophet’s birth to reflect on the essential lessons of his life.

SIMILARLY, Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, yesterday, congratulated Muslims in the state and across the world on the occasion of the Maulud Nabbiy, birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, enjoined the Muslim faithful to use the opportunity of the celebration to reflect on the lessons and teachings of the Prophet, whom he said, led a life of service to Allah and humanity.

Oyetola also urged them to emulate Prophet Muhammad’s shining virtues of love, compassion, tolerance and promotion of peaceful co-existence, noting that if they do those, the society would be much better.

He also implored Muslims in Nigeria to use the occasion to pray for peace, stability, progress and development of Osun in particular and the country in general.