By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), on Sunday asked Muslims in the country to pray for quickest recovery for the economy of Nigeria from the scourge of COVID-19.
Oyo APC while making the call in its Eid el Fitri also tasked Muslim faithful to pray for quick recovery of those under the affliction of COVID-19 and for the repose of those that had lost their lives to COVID-19.
In the statement signed by the Oyo state Publicity Secretary, Dr Abdulazeez Olatunde emphasized that the Ramadan fasting has demonstrated the truism of Almighty Allah, saying, “however , the month of Ramadan is a reminder that there are many in this world nay Oyo State, or shall we say in Nigeria who regularly suffers the pang of hunger and thirst”.
“This realization suppose to make wealthy ones among us to empathize and sympathise with the less fortunate ones among us.EID FITRI is a continuation of this message as well as a reminder that the philosophy of the month of Ramadan needs to be adopted throughout the rest eleven months of the year.”, it said.
Oyo APC added, “the month of Ramadan is also a Refresher or Retraining month for Muslims to always reappraise their faith level”
“If Muslims can break FREE FROM Backbiting, Lying, Excessive eating, Gambling, Alcoholism, Adultery and other vices for one month without any bad consequences then it implies that they can BREAKAWAY from the CHAINS and SHACKLES of these FILTHY HABITS for the rest of eleven months”.
He pointed out that “Muslims should know that they can live their lives without these Odious lifestyle”, saying, “furthermore, Muslims are enjoined to Pray for our leaders starting from President Muhammadu Buhari, the 36 States Governors, the National and State Legislatures and other appointees in Government for divine assistance in the current WAR against COVID-19 that is threatening human existence.”
“We should remember the FRONTLINE Warriors that is the Medical professionals for Almighty Allah’s divine support. Finally, we should be careful in our celebrations of Eid ul Fitri, conscious that in this war against COVID-19, PREVENTION IS THE SAFEST AND BEST METHOD OF INFECTION.Let us observe SOCIAL DISTANCING in all our activities.”.