19th October, 2021
Governor Seyi Makinde has felicitated with Muslims on the occasion of this year’s Eid-ul-Maulud, advising that the virtues of kindness, humility, and peaceful co-existence exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammed (Peace Be Upon Him) be emulated.
The governor urged Muslims to reflect on the life of selflessness and piety, which the Holy Prophet lived.
“Peaceful co-existence is part of Islamic ethics taught by the life of Prophet Muhammed.
“As a leader in Medinah, he did not only live peacefully with others but was just to them irrespective of different tribal and religious affiliations.
“One of the teachings of Prophet Muhammed is good neighbourliness, as neighbours remained the closest allies and being kind to them would bring about harmonious living.”
The governor, while congratulating the Muslim Ummah explained that the virtues of service and exemplary leadership as demonstrated by Prophet Muhammed should be imbibed by all mankind.
He commended the Muslim community in Oyo State for their continued support, peaceful co-existence, tolerance and support for his government, even as he urged them to use the occasion of the Holy Prophet’s birth to reflect on the essential lessons of his life.
He also urged them to pray for the continued wellbeing of Oyo State and the nation in general.