Governor of the State of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, on Wednesday called for tolerance and understanding of Nigerians to move the country forward.
The governor made the call after the Eid-El-Fitri prayers at Oke-Baale in Osogbo.
“We thank Almighty Allah for permitting us to survive the fasting.
“We want to tell our people that if we can endure the 30 days Ramadan hunger, we can endure anything.
“Let us use the experience of the Ramadan to re-fashion our lives, be tolerant, persevering and live a life that will add value to our community, state and nation.
“Nigeria needs peace for development and Nigerians must strive for peace as we learn to tolerate and understand one another for harmonious relationships.
“If we live harmoniously, we will have a better society and development will be assured,” he said.
The wife of the governor, Sherifat, equally admonished Muslims to sustain abstinence from sins which they observed during Ramadan.
She said abstaining from sin should not be limited to the Ramadan period alone and urged them to sustain it. adding that Muslims should continue with the spirit of self-denial and cleansing.
The Chief Imam of Osogbo, Sheik Musa Animashaun, who led the prayers, urged Muslims to shun all forms of vices.
He reminded them that all humans would leave this sinful world, adding that living a life of holiness was the only way to get to heaven.
He prayed for the success of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and the peace of the state and the country. (NAN)