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Eid-el-Fitr: Aregbesola, Ahmed, Emir of Ilorin, Ile-Ife Chief Imam, others counsel Nigerians

Aregbesola, who made the call in a Sallah message in Osogbo on Friday,  said peace and tolerance with prayers would go a long way in saving the country from its current challenges .

The governor also called on Muslims to use the Eid-fitr celebration to reflect on their deeds and make adjustments according to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad.

In Ilorin, the two-rakat prayer  at the Eid praying ground on Yidi Road held under tight security.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)  reports that hundreds of security operatives,  including military personnel, provided security during the prayer.

The state Commissioner of police, Alhaji Aminu Sale,  and the Commandant of  the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps,  Mr Adeyinka Ayinla,  were on ground to ensure security.

Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed  and  the Emir of llorin. Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari as well as  some members of the State Executive Council were among thousands of Muslim faithful  at the praying ground.

Ahmed, who spoke  with newsmen after the prayer,  congratulated Muslims in the state for successfully undertaking the Ramadan fast.

The governor  urged Muslims  to remain connected to the virtues of love, compassion and generosity exhibited  during the Ramadan.

“As we mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan, let’s remember and pray for our  brothers and sisters who were unfortunate victims of the Offa robbery,’’ he  said

Ahmed also  urged Nigerians to pray for  peaceful general elections in 2019.

The governor later paid  the traditional Sallah homage to the  emir.

Meanwhile, Mr Najeem Salaam, the Speaker of Osun House of Assembly, has  urged Muslims to imbibe the lessons of discipline and perseverance symbolised by the Ramadan.

Salaam also counselled  all citizens on moderation in their lifestyle and interaction with others, saying  these qualities would help curb violent behaviour that could arise as a result of excesses,

He equally charged security agencies to be  alert during the festive period as adequate security measures were required to protect lives and property.

The Chief Imam of Ife Kingdom, Alhaji Abdulsemiu AbdulHammed, also  urged Muslims to imbibe the fear of Allah and ensure they remember and act according to the lessons learnt during the Ramadan.

The cleric  charged politicians to  shun political violence to enable  Nigerians  realise their dream of true democracy. (


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