The President- General of Ogun State Muslim Council,
OMC, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland has congratulated Muslim Community of the state and beyond on the occasion of Eid-el- Maulud celebration.
In a press statement to commemorate the occasion, the OMC President-General charges Muslim faithful to embrace the Prophetic way of life, including being faithful, truthful, honest, kind and patriotic in their undertakings for societal growth and development.
Oba Adetona states that the Maulud Nabiyyi is coming on the heels of the 61st Anniversary of the nation’s Independence and implores adherents of the faith to be patriotic and remain committed to the course of nation building.
According to the monarch, the much said
‘Nigeria Project’ requires sacrifice, perseverance, obedience, equity, justice, good neighbourliness and patriotism. He calls for attitudinal change, a re-orientation and high patriotism on the part of both the nation’s leaders and citizens.
The OMC President-General equally mplores Nigerians and sections of the country claiming to have been wronged to pursue legitimate means in seeking redress and eschew violence and uncivilized way in order not to undermine the collective march to progress.
The traditional ruler charges the political class to safeguard the nation’s fast growing democracy by rising above sentiments and place general interest above personal concerns for the growth and development of the country.