Ramadan: Aregbesola Asks Muslims To Pray For The Nation

As the holy month of Ramadan begins, the Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has charged Muslims all over the country to pray for peace and security.

In a statement by the Director, Bureau of Communications and Strategy, Office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, the Governor said Ramadan is a month in which Muslims redouble their spiritual efforts for the attainment of piety.

Aregbesola tasked the Muslim ummah to use the holy month to pray fervently for peace and security in the nation and the State of Osun.

He reiterated that Islam is a religion that promotes peace and it’s adherents have no choice but to peaceful and peace-loving in their behaviours and conducts.

The statement said in part: “this is a month that comes once in a year. It is a month designed by Allah to open the door of mercy, favour and forgiveness to His creatures.

“We should seize this opportunity to pray for the country to overcome all the socio-political upheaval and insecurity it has been battling with.

“Our dear state is also going through a historical political journey as the day of election draws near. It is our duty to pray for free and fair election on August 9 election.

“We must extend hands of fellowship to both Muslims and non-Muslims; use the month to share, care and show love to others.

“Above all, we must strive to be agents and promoters of peaceful and harmonious co-existence in our communities as well as resolve not to revisit whatever anti-social vices that Ramadan has prevented us from engaging in.”