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It’s regrettable Oyo Muslims, other Nigerians couldn’t observe 2021 Hajj – Makinde

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has mentioned that it’s regrettable that Muslims within the state and different components of the nation couldn’t partake on this 12 months’s Hajj.

Makinde made this disclosure through an announcement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa.

The Governor within the assertion made obtainable to DAILY POST on Monday, congratulated Muslims within the state for witnessing this 12 months’s Eid-el-Kabir.

He maintained that it was unlucky that Muslims within the state who supposed to carry out this 12 months’s Hajj couldn’t accomplish that because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Makinde, whereas talking additional, known as for tolerance and non secular concord always.

He then urged Islamic trustworthy to mirror on the essence of the pageant, which he described because the “Pageant of Sacrifice.”

“It was regrettable that Muslims within the state and throughout the nation can not observe the 2021 Hajj in Saudi Arabia on account of COVID-19.

“This example needs to be seen as a part of the sacrifice all of us must make at the moment, as a method of emulating Prophet Ibrahim,” he mentioned.

“The Eid-el-Kabir presents a chance for us to mirror on the religion, with which Ibrahim (Abraham) willingly agreed to sacrifice his solely son and was set to let go of his prized asset, simply in obedience to the command of Allah (SWT).

“However regardless of the present COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the entire world, the Almighty Allah (SWT) allowed Muslims in Oyo State to hitch the Muslim Ummah in making supplications for the forgiveness of our sins.

“I’m grateful to my Muslim brothers and sisters and residents of the state for remaining steadfast regardless of the state of affairs imposed on us by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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