As Muslim faithful across Nigeria commenced this year’s Ramadan, Chairmanship Candidate for the Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State under the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Hon. Gbenga Fasua, has appealed to the Muslims to intensify prayers to God for the country and the world to overcome the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic.
Hon. Fasua also urged the Muslims to exhibit more generosity among Nigerians, especially the vulnerable and less-privileged ones.
In a statement by his Media Aids, Samuel Lade, Hon. Fasua said, “It is knotty that this year’s Ramadan is coming when the whole world is in a grim situation of coronavirus pandemic which has halted many things, including our sources of living.
“Yet, we must thank Almighty Allah for keeping us alive and for making us to witness another month of Ramadan. I want to plead with our Muslim brothers and sisters to make stronger supplications to God to heal our land and make the world to triumph over the deadly disease.
“More than ever before, this is the time we need one another. As we pray for our country, don’t let us forget the weak and the less-privileged among us by sharing foods and substances with them. While we are doing this, we should observe all the preventive measures against the spread of the Covid-19, including social distancing, regular hand washing with clean water and soap and general practice of hygiene.”
Hon. Fasua congratulated the Muslim faithful on witnessing another Ramadan, and prayed the Almighty Allah to see them through the fasting period.