Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has congratulated Muslims in Nigeria and across the world on the successful conclusion of Ramadan fast.
A statement by Ooni’s Director of Media and Public Affairs, Moses Olafare, on Sunday explained that despite the coronavirus ravaging the world, there were reasons to celebrate and thank the Almighty Allah.
“Celebration here is not the conventional merriment of social gathering as we all know that there is an order against that especially in this situation we are all face with globally.
“We should celebrate in our various homes with our families by remembering Allah and why we should not give up in our hope of a better tomorrow.
“God in His infinite mercy shall accept our fasting and prayers, including those we said against the rampaging coronavirus and other enemies of humanity. We’ve been through a lot together and we can’t but be grateful to God for keeping us,” the statement read.
Similarly, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Osun State, Mr Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, also in an Eid message, urged Muslims to continue to support the administration of Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola.
Oyintiloye, who represented Obokun State Constituency in Osun State House of Assembly between 2015 and 2019, also commended the strong faith shown by the Muslims, while observing the fast even as COVID-19 ravaged the whole world.