Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has begged Muslims to celebrate the 1441 Eid-el-Fitr festival with moderation.
The governor recently revealed that Muslims should not forget to keep complying with measures to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic while they celebrate.
According to him, Almighty Allah will accept all the acts of worship and supplication of the Muslim faithful during the just-concluded holy month for things to get better in the country.
He added that Nigerians should keep exhibiting virtues of devotion, obedience, perseverance, love, tolerance, peace, sacrifice, forgiveness, and generosity associated with the month of Ramadan.
His words, “Although Ramadan has gone, we as Muslims, must not depart from the lessons and virtues of the spiritually-rejuvenating month. We must sustain the lessons the month had taught us and continue to replicate them in our daily lives and dealings with others. We must keep up with the good deeds we were known for during the month.
“Let us continue to exhibit the virtues of devotion, obedience, perseverance, love, tolerance, peace, sacrifice, forgiveness, and generosity associated with the month of Ramadan. This way, we will become better Muslims and contribute to the betterment of the society we live in.
“COVID-19 has no doubt caused us unprecedented economic and health woes, but I believe that, with divine prayers and efforts put in place by the government at various levels, Nigeria and the world will defeat the pandemic and come out of it stronger and better,”
“To this end, some regular activities during Eid celebration such as congregational prayers and other religious gatherings are suspended during this period. This is necessary to flatten the curve and prevent community transmission of the Coronavirus.”