Seyi Makinde, the Oyo state governor-elect, has urged Muslim faithful in the state and the entire country to use the holy month of Ramadan to pray for peace and unity of the country.
Makinde’s advice is contained in a statement by his spokesman, Dotun Oyelade on Monday.
The governor-elect also urged residents to work hard and pray for the progress of the state and the country.
He expressed displeasure at the incessant kidnapping of innocent Nigerians and other security challenges in the country.
Makinde said: “The challenges deserve our collective efforts to salvage the country from the precipice of virtual peril.
“Hard work and prayers are the only way out of this untold dilemma in which we have found ourselves.”
He, however, expressed optimism that prayers and other activities in the holy month would greatly reduce vices – habits that would always be inimical to the progress and unity of the country.