Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
The Founder, Waves of Success Foundation, Mr. Ocholi Yusuf called on the Muslim Ummah to unite in the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan spiritual exercise to intensify prayers for the timely end of coronavirus.
Okpanachi made the call in a Sallah message to the people of the state on Sunday in Lokoja, said the pandemic ravaging the world had affected the Nigerian economy and required a holistic spiritual and physical approach to nip it.
The founder who recently distributed over one million bottles of hand sanitizers and medical consumables to communities in Kogi East Senatorial District urged Nigerians to be United against the disease.
The founder also urged all faithful to adhere strictly to the Federal Government and WHO protocols by ensuring they wore face or facemasks, social distancing, washing of hands and application of hand sanitizers.
He said that the holy month of Ramadan and its religious obligations of fasting and the ensuing hygienic and sanitary practices further enhanced the observance of the protocols to help keep the virus at bay.
“I congratulate my fellow brothers and sisters at the end of Ramadan. May we use the lessons learnt to impact positively in society.
“Let love lead in all our actions because, with love, life is sweet, remember the needy while celebrating. May we be favoured to celebrate many more in good health, sound Iman (Faith) and absolute peace.
“May this Eid-El-Fitr make you all bond more with Rabb (the Love of God). May He heal your pains, give you ease to let go of all your worries and fears.
“May he bring you out of your dark places and place light in your heart.
May Allah Azzah Wajjallala (the supreme being far above all creation) be your refuge and give you victory”, he said.