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Aregbesola, Amosun urge Christians, Muslims to pray for economic recovery


Gov. Aregbesola

Gov. Aregbesola

OSUN State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has asked Muslims all over the world to use the occasion of this year’s celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad to pray for divine intervention over the country’s economic challenges.

Though the Governor recognized the global nature of the economic meltdown, he said Muslims have a great role to play in offering prayers for God’s direction and interventions.

Asking Muslims to remember the teachings of Prophet Muhammad and apply the teachings to their personal lives, Aregbesola said in doing that, humanity would regain the lost essence of living and there would be a return to the path of God.

The Governor, in a message to Muslims on the occasion of this year’s Eid Maulud celebrations, signed by the Director Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Semiu Okanlawon, said though the country is currently facing challenges arising from dwindling fortunes of her only main source of revenue, the country only requires a new direction backed by prayers.

In his goodwill message, Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, urged Christians and Muslim faithful to live in unity and love at all times and eschew all forms of intolerance and violence.
“As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25 and the Muslims mark the birthday of Prophet Muhammad on December 24, this year being the 12th day of Rabiul Awwal, I believe that the divine message heaven is sending to us in Nigeria is that of unity and tolerance.

In this season of double celebration, I urge Nigerians to reflect on the lives of these two great religious personages we are celebrating and emulate their lifestyle and teachings,” Governor Amosun said.

The Ogun State Governor, who said there is hardly any family among the Yoruba people without a fine mix of both Christians and Muslims, urged adherents of the two faiths to seize this occasion to promote unity, peace and understanding.

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