The Oyo state Deputy Governor, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan has urged citizens and residents of the state to live in peace and coexist in harmony, as that is one of the tenets of the season.
The deputy governor said this when he spoke with press men after the Sallah prayer by Muslim faithfuls at the central Eid praying ground in Ibadan today.
Engineer Olaniyan urged the people to be patient with government, as it is working towards fixing the state.
He urged the people to emulate the life of prophet Ibrahim whose sacrificial life and dedication to God is the reason for this festive Eid Kabir.
He pointed out that the life of the prophet symbolises a life that is dependable, seeing he made a promise to God and fulfilled it in trying to sacrifice his only son before God provided a ram for sacrifice.
Olaniyan said the main lessons he will implore all to learn from this is to stay true to our words, to persevere, to live in peace and be prayerful at all times as all things will come out perfect.
Dr. ‘Bunmi Babalola,
Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.