A former Secretary to Oyo State Government and Chairman of the Odu’a investment Company Limited, Akogun Sharafadeen Alli has said that his commitment to a peaceful society informed his fasting on every Arafat Day.
He, therefore, implored people of Oyo State to also always pray for peace in the state and Nigeria as a whole.
Alli said the prayers should not be limited to Muslims and enjoined Christians to also pray for return of peace to the state.
He congratulated Muslim Umah on the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir, saying the lesson learnt from Prophet Ibrahim should stir their trust in God.
The former Governorship candidate in the state advised politicians to emulate Prophet Ibrahim in fulfilling all their promises to electorate and their political associates, rather than giving what he called unnecessary excuses.
According to him, this is the time for all servants of God to reflect of their past, present, and future to make necessary changes.
“The annual celebration of Eid-el-Kabir gives us the opportunity to reflect on our past, present and the future. Therefore, I want to implore all politicians to emulate prophet Ibrahim who fulfilled all the commandments and trials wherein God nurtured him throughout his lifetime.
“Here comes the Arafat day and we all know the importance of the day. We can do well by engaging ourselves in fasting, praying, and submitting ourselves to God for the betterment of our dear state, Oyo State and Nigeria. This is not limited to Muslims alone but our dear Christian brothers and sisters should also join us in praying for return of peace to our country,” he said.
Alli also admonished Nigerians not to loose guard as men of the underworld are on rampage across the country, especially in Ibarapa axis. He sympathized with victims of incessant raids, describing the incidents as unfortunate and assuring them his solidarity and return of peace.