Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, has urged Muslims to approach the Ramadan season with best practices and share love with their fellow Muslims and neighbours.
Aregbesola, in a Ramadan goodwill message on Thursday in Osogbo , urged Muslims to be sober and do things with moderation.
The governor also admonished Muslim faithful to remember the poor, sick and those in difficulties in their prayers and work of charity.
“lam most pleased to see the begining of this year Ramadan.
” Ramadan is that period when Muslims worldwide engage in fasting -a physical and spiritual act of self denial, cleansing, prayers, fellowship and charity.
” As one of the pillar of Islam, Ramadan is also a time of deep consecration to spiritual matters .
“It is therefore time of spiritual awakening and commitment to the tenets of Islam.
“As we celebrate this great festival of the religion of peace, may the peace and comfort of Allahn(SWT) rest upon us , our family, community, state and the nation.
” This is wishing all Muslims Ramadan Kareem, with love and grace on behalf of the government and good people of Osun”, the governor said.
Similarly, the Osun House of Assembly has congratulated Muslim faithful on the commencement of Ramadan.
The assembly, in a statement by the House Committee Chairman on Information and Strategy, Mr Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, urged Muslims to use the period to renew their commitments, virtues of love and peace as taught by the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
It also urged Muslims in the state to use the holy month to pray for smooth conduct of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state.
While wishing the Muslim faithful blessed Ramadan, the assembly urged them to remember the less privileged in the society and be guided by love and respect toward others.