As Nigerian Muslims join their counterparts all over the world to observe this year’s Ramadan fast, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Engineer Oyedele Hakeem Alao, has urged them to increase their acts of kindness and generosity to the poor in the Holy month.
Alao in a message by his Media Office, described the month of Ramadan as a period of spiritual uplift and complete devotion to Allah, enjoining Muslim faithful to take advantage of it to strengthen their commitment to the service of Allah and humanity.
He said, “I congratulate Muslim faithful in our dear state, Oyo, in the country and all over the world for witnessing yet another blessed month of Ramadan. We thank Allah who has made this possible.
“We must endeavour to increase our acts of kindness and generosity by showing love and extending hands of support to the poor and the needy, as it was the usual practice of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
“As we all know, Ramadan is a period of spiritual uplift and complete devotion to Almighty Allah. We must, therefore, take advantage of this Holy month to strengthen our commitment to the service of Allah and humanity.
“I pray to Allah to accept all our acts of worship in this blessed month and reward us all abundantly.”
The Oman-based Project and Contract Management Specialist, also urged Muslims in the state and Nigerians, in general, to use the opportunity of the Holy month to pray for elected leaders at all levels to deliver on their promises for the peace, progress and development of Oyo State in particular and the country as a whole.