From Joseph Olusola
Hon. Segun Ogunwuyi, the lawmaker representing Ogbomoso North, South and Oriire Federal Constituency has called on Muslims to use the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir to offer special prayers for peace for the betterment of Ogbomoso land, Oyo state and Nigeria as a whole.
In a statement signed and released by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Ayoade Peter, Ogunwuyi said, “as we celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, I desire to urge the Muslims to embrace the teachings of the holy Qu’ran and emulate Prophet Muhammad.
“We must not lose hope in achieving greatness as a town. Even through our diverse trials and difficulties, we must stand firm, steadfast and together we will win. This is why we celebrate together.
“As a town, we must continue to live in peace in personal relations with one another regardless of race, political and religious differences.
“It is expected of us to always pray for Ogbomoso land as our Jerusalem and Mecca in order to build a prosperous town”.
According to the lawmaker, during the period of Sallah celebration, Muslims must be in one accord to pray for peace for the progress of the nation.
He added that he was convinced that the religion of Islam was a religion that laid much emphasis on peace, revealing that part of Allah’s means of showing peace and compassion was His symbolic offering of ram to be killed instead of Prophet Ibrahim.
“I am seizing this holy period of celebration to call on all Nigerians most especially the people of Ogbomoso, Muslims, Christians and other faiths, to allow peace to reign. There is no way progress and development can be the lot of any nation that is devoid of peace.
While wishing the Muslim community a fruitful celebration, Ogunwuyi used the opportunity to reassure the people of good governance.
“In our town, Ogbomoso, I assure you, the good times are back for us. What we need is peace and cohesion among ourselves. In the next few days, wind of prosperity, peace and progress will begin to blow across Ogbomoso again.
“I wish you all happy new month and many more years of Eid-el-Kabir celebrations to all Muslim faithful,” he said.