Oyo State governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has called on the Muslims in Oyo State to continue to pray for the leadership of the country and the state.
The governor made this call on Tuesday, while congratulating Muslims in the state and across the country on the occasion of the 2023 Eid-el-Maulud, the festival commemorating the birth of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Sulaimon Olanrewaju, Governor Makinde, charged the Muslim Ummah to use the blessedness of the occasion to seek the face of Allah for the country and Oyo State.
In the statement obtained by OYO NEWS, Makinde commended Muslims for their support for his administration.
He said: “I congratulate my brothers and sisters in Islam on witnessing the 12th of Rabi’ al-Awwal, the blessed day in which the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) was born.
“This is another opportunity for us to reflect on the majesty of Allah and the favour He bestowed on Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) among all his prophets and to use the blessings of the period to make supplications for our country and our state.
“As an administration, we value the support and prayers of the Muslim Ummah in Oyo State and we have continued to see the results of their prayers.
“As we move on in our efforts to develop our state sustainably, we will continue to need the prayers and support and we will never take them for granted.
“Eid Mubarak to everyone.”