As today marked the end of the fast and the celebration of Eid-el-fitr, Barrister Abdul-Raheem Adebayo Lawal, the deputy governor of Oyo state, urged Muslims to continue observing the teaching of Ramadan.
This was said by him on Friday while addressing the journalists shortly after the Eid ul-Fitr prayer at the Agodi praying ground in Ibadan.
According to Lawal, the simple lesson for Muslims, is to keep emulating the spirit of Ramadan, which is love, endurance, peace, and justice.
He expressed gratitude to Almighty Allah for bringing the Ramadan fasting to an end in Oyo state in peace.
The deputy governor asserts that everyone would live in harmony if we could adopt the values found in the Prophet Muhammad’s teachings.
He said: “ If we can all imbibe these virtues that our prophet Muhammad (SAW) taught us, enjoined us and encouraged us, that is the whole essence of coming to give glory to almighty Allah.”
Lawal, who urged his fellow muslims not to stop doing good at any time, especially now that Ramadan is over, further charged them to focus even more on charity than they have done in the past.
Assuring that the Makinde-led administration will do more as a government on good governance, he tasked the good people of Oyo state to continue supporting and encouraging the state’s government as well as their cooperation.
Lawal insisted that Oyo state belonged to everyone, adding that Omitutun 2.0 under Governor Makinde, will be a people’s Government and significantly better than Omitutun 1.0.