AJIMOBI TASKS MUSLIMS AT EID-EL-KABIR
Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has urged Muslim faithful to reflect on the lessons of Eid-el-Kabir in their day-to-day activities and relationship with people of other religions. This is coming at a time he said that there's no room for mediocrity in his government.
The governor, who gave the advice in his Eid-el-Kabir message, said the sacrifice made by Prophet Ibrahim, many centuries ago and the attendant blessings he received from God were clear testimonies that man would always find favour with his creator as long as he remained obedient.
A statement by Funmi Wakama, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communication, quoted the governor as asking Muslims to continue to pray for the country's leadership at all levels as well as for peace in the country.
'Nigerians should pray for peace and development in our land, as government does not possess a magic wand to solve all the problems,' he said.
Amosun urged residents of Ogun State to show understanding because his administration had embarked on many projects aimed at developing the state. He also called on them to reciprocate government's good gestures by being law abiding and performing their civic obligations.
In another development, while speaking at the inauguration of boards of some parastatals in the state, he pointed out that he was poised to attract the best brains to the state.
He said: 'The vision of restoration that we have for our state can only be accomplished when we put round pegs in round holes, rather than dwell on base considerations.
'We are poised to attract the best brains to our state, wherever they are located, towards ensuring that the vision of this administration is fulfilled. We have very low tolerance for mediocrity and we will work relentlessly towards ensuring that those who would not add value to this government do not constitute a burden on its shoulders.'
According to the governor, if the state must move forward, the best brains must man all sectors of the economy so that there would be a clean break from the drudgery of the past.