By Tunde Oyekola, Osogbo
Secretary to the Government of Osun State, Alhaji Moshood Olalekan Adeoti has enjoined Muslims to observe the Ramadan with fervent prayers for the state and the nation at large.
The charge was contained in a statement he issued and personally signed and made available to journalists in Osogbo, the state capital.
According to the frontline politician and senior government official, the period should be used by all Muslims to pray for the country in general and the state in particular.
Alhaji Adeoti further admonished all practicing Muslims on the need to maintain piety throughout the Ramadan period with a view to seeking and securing the favour of Allah during the fasting period.
“Fasting should not be seen as a mere religious rites but rather as a way of seeking the face of Allah and enhancing the physical well-being of a practicing Muslim.
“The act of going for hours without any food or water intake should be a way of life for every believer of God and a way of maintaining sound healthy living,” Adeoti opined.
The prominent All Progressives Congress (APC) member in the State also admonished Muslims partaking in the ongoing Ramadan not to impose unnecessary financial burden on their family members in an attempt to observe the Ramadan.
Alhaji Adeoti therefore charged all residents in the state to pray along with the Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan for the state to continue witnessing unprecedented development even after the expiration of the current administration in the state.
“We all owe it as a matter of duty to use the period of the holy month to pray for peace just as the electorate are warming up for the governorship election in September,” he further charged.