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Oyo Accord Governorship Hopeful, Saheed Ajadi Harps on Prayer for Nigeria

A gubernatorial aspirant of Accord party in Oyo state, Alhaji Saheed Ajadi has congratulated Nigerian Muslims on the successful completion of fast in this year’s holy month of Ramadan.

In his Eid El-Fitr message to Oyo state and Nigeria, Alhaji Ajadi urged Muslim faithful to imbibe the lessons of Ramadan through commitment to the betterment of the state.

According to him, the Ramadan period apart from providing a period of self examination and deep reflection has become a necessary tonic for both religious commitment and nationalistic revitalization.

“Oyo state must feel the impact of the fasting and prayers in the new spirit of tolerance, good neighborliness, patriotism, compassion and forgiveness. Unless we reflect these both in our private and public conducts, the teachings and lessons of Ramadan will be of no effect”.

He Implored Muslims in the country to use the period of the Eid El Fitri to reflect on their spiritual life as individuals and how they can contribute more meaningfully towards the unity and progress of Nigeria.

The Accord party governorship hopeful who said Nigeria cannot survive this worst of times without prayers urged all the faithful not to relent in prayers for the leadership of the country itself.

“But beyond prayers, we need to roll up our sleeves and get to work. Let us be builders and not destroyers. In our communities, our work places, on our assignments,let us work for this country towards making it a better place”, Ajadi counseled.

“Religion does not abhors laziness, it detests poverty, but promotes handwork, compassion and above all, love for ones country. Therefore,Nigerians must be their brothers keepers at times”

“We must as a nation move beyond being religious to practicing what faith demands of us. Oyo state and Nigeria needs everyone to be on the deck because the task at hand demands it’.

“Oyo state and Nigeria is on a journey that cannot be aborted but supported because therein lies our future and the future of our youth and children”. Ajadi said.

Iyabo Adebisi

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