By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore on Thursday asked Muslim faithful in Osun State and the entire to continue praying for peace and unity in Nigeria as this year’s Ramadan fasting kicked off.
Senator Omisore in a statement issued by his Media Team made available to newsmen congratulated Muslims across the country on the successful commencement of the 2018 Ramadan fasting.
According to Senator Omisore, the fasting period being a holy one should be used for fervent prayers for peace and unity to continue to reign in Osun state and Nigeria in general.
” I am using this period to congratulate our Muslim brothers and Sisters on the commencement of this year’s Ramadan fasting. The fasting period, no doubt, is a period of total commitment to the wish and will of the almighty Allah, as such there is the need for the faithfuls to use this period to pray that peace and unity reign supreme across the nooks and crannies of Nigeria ” he said.
Emphasizing that Nigeria as a country deserved to be prayed for by all and sundry especially by the Muslims for the country to witness the needed socio-economic development and political stability,
Senator Omisore specifically urged Muslim faithful in Osun state to during and even after the Ramadan fasting period pray for a peaceful. free and fair governorship election in the state come September 22, this year to usher in the much needed people oriented government into the state.
“Let me task our Muslim brothers and Sisters on the need to seek divine solution to the challenges facing this country in the areas of security, socio-economic among others. This holy period of Ramadan fasting is the best to do so. Let us cry loud to the almighty Allah for our country to overcome the challenges”.
The former deputy governor while wishing Muslim faithful in the country and Osun state a fruitful Ramadan fasting charged them to abide strictly with the laid down Islamic injunctions and tenets guiding the holy period, saying,
” Ramadan fasting is a very significant act of worship, being one of the five pillars of Islam”.