Laide Raheem, Abeokuta
Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun has enjoined the Muslim faithful to use the month of Ramadan as an opportunity to engage in sober reflection and absolute return to Allah.
Felicitating with Muslims on the start of the Ramadan fast, the Governor said they should not see the month merely as one of mandatory prayers, fastings and Iftar meals, but to engage in total abstinence, in probing, soul-searching, sincere repentance and atonement.
Amosun, who stated this in a message signed on Wednesday by the Ogun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Adedayo Adeneye, equally urged Muslims to concentrate their spirit, soul and body in total submission to Allah.
The Governor also enjoined Muslims to fervently pray for Nigeria, noting that “this period in our nation calls for our collective and individual prayers for the fulfillment of our aspirations and desires as a country and as citizens.
“We must use this holy month, like never before, to ensure that we are truly sober and holy in observing all that is expected of us. By doing this, Allah, in his faithfulness, will accept our sacrifices and answer our prayers,” he added.
Amosun wished them a peaceful and fruitful Ramadan.