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Ramadan: Makinde Felicitates with Oyo Muslims

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has felicitated with Muslims in the state for witnessing the commencement of the Ramadan fast.

A statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, he urges Islamic faithful to pray relentlessly during the fasting period and specifically ask the Almighty Allah to show mercy on the people.

Governor Makinde said Muslims must embrace the piety demanded of them during the Ramadan and ask Allah to put an end to Covid-19, which is ravaging the whole world. 

He also enjoined Muslims in the state to use the month-long fasting period to pray for the peace of the state and the country at large.

The statement reminds Muslim across the state not to gather for Tafsir, Iftar and Tarawih prayers during the Ramadan, due to the restrictions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

He enjoined Muslim to use the opportunity of this month of blessings to seek Allah’s forgiveness to make the pandemic a thing of the past.

He also admonished Muslims to tune their minds to the messages of love, brotherliness and peaceful co-existence inherent in the messages of the Holy Prophet, while also being their brothers’ keepers.

Iyabo Adebisi

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