The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, on Wednesday, reiterated his commitment to serving the people of his state with with fairness.
He made the vow when he joined the 2023 public commemoration of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad in Ilorin, the state capital, according to a statement by his spokesperson, Rafiu Ajakaye.
“Esteemed brothers and sisters, and our leaders, I assure you that our administration will continue to do its best within available resources to serve you in fairness. We will always act in good faith.
“Once again, I congratulate the Muslim community on the anniversary of the birth of the Prophet,” the statement quoted him to have said.
Addressing those present at the event, the governor called on the faithful to imbibe “the Prophet’s time-tested values for sincerity of purpose, fairness, compassion to all, constant remembrance of God, and a strong sense of community built on the fear of God and collective good.”
He added, “I join the entire Muslim community and people of Kwara State as a whole to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Prophet Muhammad. May the peace and blessings of Allah be on the Prophet, his households, his companions, and all of us.
“There is no limitation to how far we can go if we always act as a community of people united by common humanity and interdependence. I urge us to work together as one people joined by one destiny and exemplary values.”
Speaking at the event, the Grand Kadi, Justice Abdullateef Kamaldeen, said the Maulid offers a ground for introspection for the Muslims, especially the people of Ilorin.
“Let us be complete Muslims, in action and utterances, and not follow the path of Satan. The recent event in Ilorin is a lesson to all and a call for us to look inward,” the Justice said.
Kamaldeen also called for patience and understanding as the country matches through a new economic phase with the removal of fuel subsidy.
He called on the people to live within their means, and be patient.