Agaju Madugba, Katsina
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has felicitated with Muslims on the commencement of the 2018 Muslim Ramadan month of fasting.
Governor Masari, in a statement issued, on Thursday, urged Muslims to use the opportunity to demonstrate more commitment towards nation-building and also pray for the country’s leadership at all levels.
The statement signed by the Governor’s media Aide, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi, described the month of Ramadan as a period of devotion, and “there is no better time to dedicate to Nigeria’s cause than now, in view of the insecurity challenges threatening its corporate existence.
“As a period of intense devotion and introspection, it behoves on us to use religion for the advancement, not the dismemberment of our nation.
“This we can do by imbibing the lessons which the month of Ramadan seeks to teach us, especially showing love to one another regardless of religious inclinations, assisting the less-privileged and placing our collective interests over and above individual considerations.
“We must remember that a nation is only as good as its leadership, which means we cannot wish evil for our leaders and expect prosperity for the nation.
“The APC administration at federal and state levels is committed to providing the credible leadership that will see Nigeria out of its two most daunting challenges of corruption and insecurity, caused by bad leadership over time in the past,” the statement said.