As Muslims around the world observe the month long period of fasting, Osun state Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has called on the muslim faithful to emulate the sacrificial living, self control and intercessory supplications embedded in the teachings of the holy month of Ramadan.
Governor Adeleke in a statement reminds Muslims in the state of the real essence of Ramadan as a period of self-reflection, intended to deepen one’s spiritual growth and renew a sense of appreciation for the many blessings of God.
He noted that those observing Ramadan can strengthen their sense of commitment to equality and development to help those in need, and serve as an example of holy life.
The Governor urged the Muslims to pray for a renewed sense of unity, purpose and desire for a better society.
Similarly, Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has felicitated Muslims in the state and across the country on the commencement of the holy month of Ramadan.
The governor urged the Muslim faithful to use the opportunity of the holy month to pray relentlessly for Oyo State and Nigeria and the leadership at all levels.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the governor equally admonished Muslims to imbibe the teachings contained in the Holy Quran regarding the blessed month, including showing kindness and generosity.
According to the governor, the month of Ramadan is a period of spiritual uplift and complete devotion to Allah, adding that Muslims should take full advantage of the holy month to strengthen their commitment to Allah and their service to humanity.
He said: “I congratulate Muslim faithful in Oyo State and around the globe for witnessing yet another blessed month of Ramadan. We thank Allah (SWT), who has made this possible.
“Ramadan is a period of complete devotion to Allah (SWT) and I urge my Muslim brothers and sisters to take full advantage of the period to strengthen their commitment to Allah (SWT) and their service to humanity.
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