The Deji and the Paramount Ruler of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladdelusi, Odundun II on behalf of the people of Akure Kingdom wishes to congratulate all Muslim faithful across the world on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast and the celebration of this year Eid el Fitri
Oba Aladetoyinbo wishes to use the opportunity to thank the Almighty Allah for the peaceful co-existence between the various religious faith in Akure kingdom and the peace which has remained the hall mark of his reign since he ascend the throne about two years ago.
There is no gainsaying that Akure and the state at large had remained peaceful and this is due largely to religious and ethnic tolerance among the indigenes and non-indigenes of the state.
Oba Aladetoyinbo, therefore, wishes to use the occasion of this special event to urge all Muslims to continue to pray for the unity and peace of the nation. It is important to state that that peace and justice remains the harbinger for the great Nigeria of our dream. We cannot therefore afford to cease in our continued prayer for this nation.
I also wish to appeal to all Nigerians irrespective of our religion and tribe not to be weary in praying for a quick recovery and safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari. The President and the nation deserve our prayer at this critical time.
On the issue of agitators, I want to make a passionate appeal to the Federal government to engage the agitators in meaningful dialogue and explore all constitutional means in dutifully carrying it out. We cannot chide away from the need for a meaningful restructuring as a nation. We need a nation where all ethnics and tribes will feel secured, a society where justice shall reign in order to regain the confidence of all Nigerians who seems to be fast losing hope on the need for our continued existence. We must not pretend as if all is well but be fully prepared than ever to tackle the myriads of challenges currently bedeviling us a united people.
On the other hand, I am using this medium to call on the aggrieved to embrace dialogue rather than taking up arms. We may not be able to face the consequences of dragging this nation into another bloodletting through unguarded and hate speech. There is nothing wrong in seeking for equity and fairness, but we must be cautious in the process, considering the far reaching effect of using a divisive tool.
Once again, I join millions of Nigerians to congratulate our Muslim brothers and Sisters. I enjoy you to continue in the spirit of good deeds which the holy month symbolizes.