Pray for Nigeria’s unity, governors, emir inform Muslims

On his half, the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara State Council of Chiefs, Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, urged Muslims to increase charity and assist to the underprivileged all through the fasting interval.

Governors have congratulated the Muslim Ummah of their states on the sighting of the moon which signifies the graduation of this yr’s Ramadan fasting interval.

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, in a press release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, urged residents of the state to make use of the interval to wish for the state and Nigeria normally.

“I want to congratulate the Muslim Ummah for witnessing one other month of Ramadan and to want them a blessed and peaceable Ramadan.

“The holy month of Ramadan, for tens of millions world wide, has at all times been a chance to resume and strengthen their religion by way of rigorous fasting, religious prayers, studying of the Quran, reflective meditation, and finishing up of charitable deeds.

“All these acts carefully conformed to the common values that the Islamic religion promotes specifically, peace, kindness, love and respect for others,” the Governor mentioned.

On his half, the Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, urged the Muslim trustworthy within the state to make use of the interval of Ramadan to wish for the unity and peace of Nigeria.

He made the attraction in a press release signed by his Press Secretary, Mr Humwashi Wonosikou, on Thursday, in Yola, the state capital.

“We thank the Almighty Allah for sparing our lives to witness the 2023 holy month of Ramadan.

“Might our act of Ibadah all through the month and past be accepted with nice blessings and the final word reward,” Fintiri mentioned.

In line with the governor, Ramadan is a interval for sober reflection, a interval that Muslims should transfer nearer to God.

“It’s, due to this fact, a chance for us to extend our supplications to God for the unity of the nation and for peace to reign in our expensive nation,” he mentioned.

Additionally, the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo, in his message to Muslims, urged them to make use of the Ramadan interval to exhibit the very best virtues that Islam teaches.

Sanwo-Olu, in a press release issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, on Thursday, implored Muslims, in addition to Christians and different spiritual teams to display love, tolerance, empathy, compassion, and peaceable coexistence throughout the interval, which coincides with the Church Lenten fasting season.

He mentioned, “I wish to congratulate Muslim trustworthy the world over, particularly in Nigeria and Lagos specifically, on the graduation of the holy month of Ramadan. As we start this holy month immediately, I pray that Almighty Allah will grant us good well being and power to look at the fasting and different acts of worship related to it.

“I wish to additionally urge Muslims and Christians in addition to different spiritual denominations to avail themselves of the teachings and serenity that the fasting season affords to cleanse their hearts, enrich their souls with virtues, and dedicate themselves to the nice of humanity and the event of Lagos State and Nigeria.

“Allow us to additionally use this era to commit ourselves, our expensive Lagos State, and our nation to critical prayers for peace, improvement and development as we put together for the Might 29 handing-over ceremony on the federal and state ranges. We must also pray for steady peaceable coexistence amongst all ethnic and non secular teams in our state.”

The Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, urged Muslims within the state to emulate the sacrificial residing, self-control and intercessory supplications as enshrined within the teachings of Ramadan.

In a message he personally signed, Adeleke reminded them that the fasting interval was one in all self-reflection, supposed to deepen one’s religious development and renew a way of appreciation for the various blessings of God.

The governor mentioned, “On this spirit of thanksgiving and reflection, all of us observing Ramadan can strengthen our sense of dedication to equality and improvement of our communities. It’s a time to supply assist to these in want and function an immutable emblem of holy life.

“As residents of Osun State, we’re all blessed to dwell below a authorities that fosters spiritual liberty and respects the spiritual practices of all. Our legal guidelines and historical past guarantee Muslims can observe this era in accordance with the dictates of conscience and with out detractions.

“It is usually a interval our expensive state appears to be like as much as Muslims for unimpeded prayers at this era and in a renewed sense of unity, goal and need for a greater society.”

The Governor of Ekiti State, Biodun Oyebanji, in a press release by his Particular Adviser on Media, Olayinka Oyebode, urged Muslims within the state to wish for the soundness of the nation as they observe Ramadan.

Oyebanji mentioned, “All of us have to be grateful to Allah for being alive to witness one other Ramadan season. I urge my Muslim brothers and sisters to make use of the chance of the Ramadan interval to wish and search the face of Allah for peace, progress and prosperity of our expensive state and nation.

“Might Allah settle for our prayers and should the holy month usher in considerable blessings for the trustworthy and restore peace and prosperity to our expensive state and nation,’ he mentioned.

He mentioned that the state would witness a outstanding degree of progress, peace and prosperity by way of prayers and cooperation of the individuals.

In his goodwill message to mark the graduation of the Ramadan quick, the Governor of Gombe State, Muhammadu Yahaya, careworn the necessity for one and all to play their roles to find new instructions towards fixing the issues bedevilling the nation.

In line with a press release made accessible by Director-Basic, Press Affairs, Ismaila Misilli, the governor admonished Muslims to embrace piety as demanded of them throughout the month-long quick.

He mentioned, “As one of many 5 pillars of Islam, Ramadan quick avails the Ummah a golden alternative for religious rejuvenation and devotion by way of supplication and different acts of worship.”

He added, “We, due to this fact, should use this chance to wish fervently for our expensive state and the nation in addition to for these in authority as we collectively battle to fight the various socio-economic challenges going through our nation and humanity.”

On his half, the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara State Council of Chiefs, Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, urged Muslims to increase charity and assist to the underprivileged all through the fasting interval.

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