Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has congratulated Muslims in the State and beyond on the successful completion of the month-long Ramadan fasting.
Governor Makinde expressed gratitude to Muslims and residents of the State for remaining steadfast despite the situation imposed on the State by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Governor equally rallied Muslims to use the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitri to make supplications for themselves, the State and Nigeria.
Engr Makinde, in statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, said it was regrettable that Muslims in the State and across the Country could not observe Eid-el-Fitri prayer at the Eid Praying Grounds, due to restrictions occasioned by the pandemic.
He, however, charged them to see the situation as “part of the sacrifice we all have to make at this time,” saying: “It is gratifying to note that we are concluding this year’s Ramadan on a good note.
Governor Makinde sought for the continued support and cooperation of the Muslim Ummah and all residents of the State in adhering to the COVID-19 protocol such as wearing of face masks, observing social distancing, regular hands washing, eating of immune-boosting foods and others, as directed by the State COVID-19 Task Force.
He promised to continue to make life more meaningful to all residents of the State, reiterating his administration’s commitment to the socio-economic transformation and the infrastructural revolution currently going on in the State.