By Okunade Adekunle, Lagos
A Member representing Epe Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Olusegun Olulade, has rejoiced with Muslims across the world on the celebration of this year’s Eid-el-Fitri, urging them to sustain the spirit of Ramadan.
Olulade in a statement issued to felicitate with Muslims on the completion of Ramadan season, said Muslims must learn to maintain attitudes that were imbibed during the fasting period.
According to him, “Ramadan has come to an end and we are celebrating the end of Ramadan today, I rejoice with all our Muslim brothers and sisters all over the world over the completion of Ramadan.
“Having fasted for about 30 days, abstaining from certain characters and behaviours, we must learn to continue in the same manner after Ramadan. For about 30 days now, we have abstained from drinking, immoral acts and anger.
“We have always observed time of prayers; we have engaged in acts of worship; reading the Quran and charity, we must continue these acts not minding the fact that Ramadan is over.
“The spiritual purpose of fasting is the surrender, the submission to a higher authority, which is our creator.
“Generally, as Nigerians, we must learn to live in harmony, tolerate one another and see the nation’s diversity as a source of strength.
“Therefore, we must demonstrate the lessons of kindness, tolerance and submission to the higher authority identified with the holy month.
“We should always be guided by the spirit and lessons of religiousness, forgiveness, love, charity and good neighbourliness learnt in the holy month of Ramadan and put Nigeria first in all our undertakings,” said the lawmaker.