In celebration of the Eid-el-Fitr on Sunday, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has felicitated with Muslims on the completion of the Ramadan fast.
Ogunwusi advised Muslim faithful to keep supporting President Muhammadu Buhari government in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Ooni made this known in a statement issued by his Director of Media and Public Affairs, Moses Olafare, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Ile-Ife.
Ooni, the Co-Chairman, National Council of Traditional Rulers, urged Nigerians to celebrate with their families despite the situation in the world at the moment.
“Celebration in Nigeria 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 facing globally.
“We should, however 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 must be grateful to God for sustaining us.”
He warned against violation of government’s rules and regulations in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Although it is regrettable to realize that we cannot gather like before especially for the annual congregational prayers but we must make the best out of what we have.
“We hope to be part of the brighter future when coronavirus will be past and become history of life,” the Ooni added.
Ooni admonished Muslims to also observe safety measures while celebrating.