Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, on Thursday congratulated all Muslim faithful in the state, and Nigeria, as another holy month of Ramadan commenced.
In a congratulatory message signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mrs Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, Akeredolu charged the Muslim faithful to practice the full tenets of Islam enshrined in the month of Holy Ramadan.
“Fasting in the holy month of Ramadan, is one of the five pillars of Islam, that Islam stipulates for believing men and women. It is a yearly opportunity for all Muslims to purify their hearts, their minds, devote themselves to self-sacrifice by forgoing their basic needs for food and drink, seeking forgiveness for their transgressions, and dedicating their lives to Allah.
During this holy month, we are obligated to be kind, generous and caring, by supporting the poor, the needy, and the infirm as practiced by the holy prophet of Islam. “As a month of purification, and devotion, I urge you to strengthen your commitment to the service of Allah and humanity.
I pray all your acts of worship will be accepted and rewarded. I seize this opportunity to ask you to pray for peace, progress and development in our state and in Nigeria.”