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Eid-el-Kabir: Ondo governor urges residents to sacrifice, embrace peace |

The acting governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has called on the people of the state to offer prayer for peace and unity in the state.

Aiyedatiwa gave the urge in his Sallah message on Wednesday.
“Warm greetings to our Muslim brothers and sisters from the government of Ondo State under the leadership of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on this special day of Eid-el-Kabir celebration,” Aiyedatiwa said.
Aiyedatiwa also implored them to emulate Prophet Ibrahim’s heart of sacrifice in their dealings with others.
“Eid-el-Kibir celebration symbolises the extent of total submission of Prophet Ibrahim, when he answered the call of the Almighty Allah to sacrifice his only son, Isma’il to Allah,” he added.
“I implore all Muslims to emulate the Prophet’s heart of sacrifice in their dealings. It is therefore imperative that Muslims should integrate the teachings of Eid-el-Kabir in their practical daily living.
“I enjoin all Muslim faithful to use the Sallah celebrations to reflect on their past spiritual activities in the last 12 months and make the necessary sacrifice for peace and unity in our dear state and country.

“No doubt, the celebration is normally characterised by several movements in and around the state and the country, it is important that we remain vigilant,” he said in Akure.
Aiyedatiwa also seized the occasion to beckon on Muslims to cooperate with the Ondo state government by obeying the laws of the land and to maintain peaceful environment.
According to him, the government is doing everything possible to protect lives and property of residence of the state.
“I call on parents across the state not to allow their wards to be involved in criminal activities. Let us celebrate the Sallah in moderation,” he said.
Recall that the Ondo state governor, Akeredolu handed over the reins of power to his deputy on June 13 before embarking on a medical vacation abroad.
The Ondo State House of Assembly confirmed Aiyedatiwa as the acting governor, after receiving a letter from Akeredolu, notifying it about his going on medical leave for 21 working days following his health condition.

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