The Former Executive Secretary of Ayedire local government and Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rauf Aregbesola Hon. Abidemi Gbenga Ogunkanmi has called on Muslims in the state and Nigeria in general to pray for peace in troubled areas.
Ogunkanmi, in a Ramadan felicitation message tasked Muslim faithfuls to use the period to pray for the progress of Osun State and for peace to reign in all the troubled spots in the country.
According to him, “We all must be grateful to Allah for being alive to witness another Ramadan season.
He said, “It is important to use the opportunity of the fasting to pray and seek the face of Allah for peace and progress of our dear country.
“Since we do not have another country, we should always seek divine intervention for our nation and the Ramadan season provides such a unique opportunity to collectively seek the face of Allah through prayer.”
He enjoined Muslims not to see the month merely as one of mandatory prayers, fasting and Iftar meals, but to engage in total abstinence, in probing, sincere repentance and atonement.
He encouraged Muslims to “concentrate their spirit, soul and body in total submission to Allah this month and fervently pray for Nigeria”.
“This period in our nation calls for our collective and individual prayers for the fulfillment of our aspirations and desires as a State and as citizens.
He added that, “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,”.