The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, has said with commitment and determination to do the right things, Nigeria will rise again.
Oyetola stated this at the weekend during the 26th inaugural Ramadan lecture organized by the Ansar-ud-deen Muslim Society, Abuja branch. The theme of the event was ‘Islamic Perspectives on COVID-19 Pandemic and Vaccination’.
The Governor who was represented by his Deputy Chief of Staff, Abdullah Adeyanju Binuyo, called on Muslims to use the Ramadan season to pray for the continued peace, progress and development of Nigeria.
The governor urged Muslims and other Nigerians to take the COVID-19 vaccine to save lives and livelihood
He said: “Let me restate here that winning the war against coronavirus is a collective responsibility. We must, as Nigerians, regardless of our religious and political affiliations, unite to fight the virus that is threatening our lives, our economy and all we labour and stand for as a people.”
“We must see coronavirus as our common enemy; it poses a threat to our lives and livelihood. We put ourselves, our families and livelihood in jeopardy when we pander to ignorance and play politics with a life-snuffing virus.”
Meanwhile, the federal government has finally acknowledged that Nigeria is facing difficult financial challenges as revenues continue to nosedive.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed who made the disclosure on Monday blamed crashing oil prices for the reduction in revenue.