Aregbesola canvasses peace for nation’s development at Eid-el-Kabir
GOVERNOR of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregebsola, has said that the nation must evolve a new way in its system of governance if it is to attain
Aregbesola who spoke yesterday at the celebration of the Eid-el Kabir also said that promotion of peace among diverse ethnic and religious groups in the country is very essential to development.
He stated that leaders as well as followers have a task to fulfil in building a strong and virile nation.
The governor averred that there should be a national rethinking on the way forward for the country and the necessity to have a break with failed systems of the past and refocus on the way forward to attaining greatness.
According to him, the sallah is a better platform for Muslims to re-examine themselves with a view to mending their ways and upholding the cardinal principles of the religion which has its foundation on peace.
He lamented the rising wave of violence and insurgencies across the world, saying at no time in human political history has peace been this endangered.
The governor called on all political and religious leaders across the country to use the period to supplicate to God for peace, progress and love among the people.
“With the drums of war and violence resonating in all corners of the world, Nigeria must do everything humanly possible to douse the
tension in the North-East and other parts before it escalates into full blown war and spread to other parts of the country.