Suraju Adekunbi

Olajide Osoba, Abeokuta

Muslim ummah in Ogun State and Nigeria at large have been tasked to use the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations to re-dedicate themselves to the values and virtues inherent in the holy month of Ramadan by promoting peace, religious tolerance, brotherhood and unity amongst the people irrespective of religious beliefs and social class.

The Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Suraju Ishola Adekunbi has charged on the Muslim Ummah in Ogun State and Nigeria at large to use the occasion of Eid-di-fitri to rededicate themselves to the values and virtues inherent in the holy month of Ramadan.

He said this will help in promoting peace, religious tolerance, brother hood and unity among the people irrespective of religious beliefs and social class.

The speaker stated this shortly after observing the Eid-di-fitri prayer at the Ayetoro central Mosque praying ground in Yewa North Local government area of the State.

According to him, Nigeria as a nation needs people including, leaders and followers who are dedicated to the betterment of the country through selfless service, patriotism and loyalty.

He urged the people to continue to live in peace and unity, saying that peaceful co-existence amongst Nigerians was essential for progress and stability of the nation.

I want to Congratulate the Muslim Ummah in the State and the nation at large for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast and i also want to urge them to use the period of the Eid-el-Fitr celebration to reflect on their spiritual life as individuals and rededicate themselves to the socio-economic development of the country”

While praying that Almighty Allah grant the Muslim faithful all the rewards inherent in the holy month which included piety, abstinence, self-discipline, constant prayer and charity, Adekunbi canvassed for more prayers and support for the Prince Dapo Abiodun led adminstration to sustain the tempo of socio – economic development of the State.

Meanwhile, the Chief Imam of Ayetoro, Abdul-Ganiyu Illyas Ajakore enjoined muslims to continue to uphold the ideals of piety, patience, tolerance, perseverance, humility and self denial which they displayed throughout the month of Ramadan beyond the holy month.

Soliciting the support of all and sundry for the new administration, the Islamic cleric urged them to remain steadfast in the worship of Allah and follow the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) as they did during the month of Ramadan.

While Soliciting the support of all and sundry for the new administration, the Islamic cleric urged them to remain steadfast in the worship of Allah and follow the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) as they did during the month of Ramadan.

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