As Muslims across the world begin the month-long period of fasting, Governor Ademola Adeleke has urged the Muslim Community in Osun state to imitate the self-control, intercessory prayers, and self-sacrificial living ingrained in the teachings of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
This was contained in a news release personally signed by the Governor and made available to the newsmen through his Spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed.
Governor Adeleke also enjoined the Muslims in the State to express the real meaning of Ramadan as a time of reflection in order to foster spiritual development and rekindle appreciation for God’s innumerable blessings.
Governor Adeleke stressed, “In this spirit of thanksgiving and reflection, all of us observing Ramadan can strengthen our sense of commitment to equality and development of our communities. It is a time to offer help to those in need, and serve as an immutable emblem of holy life.
“As residents of Osun State, we are all blessed to live under a government that fosters religious liberty and respects the religious practice of all. Our laws and history ensure Muslims can observe this period in accordance with the dictates of conscience and without detractions.
“It is also a period for our dear State to look up to Muslims for unimpeded prayers and in renewed sense of unity, purpose and desire for a better society.
“As we all unite to celebrate this year’s Ramadan in teachings and reflections, I join in the hope for a blessed month
Ramadan Mubarak, dear brothers and sisters in Islam.”