Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan has celebrated with the Eid El Fitri with Muslim faithfuls in the accross the country, especially in Oyo state.
Engr. Olaniyan, in a release he personally signed and made available to ReportersAtLarge on Sunday, admonished Muslims across the state not to let go of the lessons and piety that the month of Ramadan taught them, while also encouraging them to we continue to live their lives according to Sunnah of Allah through his prophet Mohammed (SWT).
The release reads: “We thank Almighty Allah for the grace He gave us to successfully observe the Ramadan fast inspite of the challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic presently ravaging the world.
“I also want to specially express my heartfelt gratitude to all Islamic leaders in the state for adhering to the COVID-19 restrictions put in place by the government. Even though these restrictions prevented us from holding our usual Eid prayers which commemorates the end of the Ramadan, with your support, the Muslim Ummah did forgo this very important obligation in the overall interest.”
The Deputy Governor added that “I pray that Allah rewards you all for this sacrifice embarked upon on for the greater good.
“I also wish to use this period to admonish Muslims across the state not to let go of the lessons and piety that the month of Ramadan taught us, just as we continue to live our lives according to Sunnah of Allah through his prophet Mohammed (SWT).
“We should be our brothers’ keepers and continue to observe the Covid-19 protocols until such a time when it will be safe to return to normalcy.
“I sincerely thank the Oyo state Muslim Ummah for the steadfastness in the support and prayers for the government of Oyo state led by His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Mankinde. This support is greatly appreciated. Please do not relent.
“I wish you all a happy Eid El Fitri celebrations. I pray that the benefits of the Ramadan will be ours, even as I continue to pray for peace in Oyo state and the country.”