Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated Muslims for witnessing another season of Ramadan.
Governor Fayemi in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olayinka Oyebode, described Ramadan as “the glory of all months in the Islamic calendar”, adding that Ramadan fast is one of the five pillars of Islam that Muslims must strictly adhere to in line with the injunction of the Almighty Allah.
The Governor noted that Ramadan offers an opportunity to draw closer to Allah and deepen relationship with him in submission to his will. He urged Muslims to use the period to pray for peace to reign in all the troubled spots in the country.
He also urged them to use the Ramadan season to pray for peace and prosperity in Ekiti State, especially as the state is about to witness a change in leadership.
Dr Fayemi explained that Allah established Ramadan to bring about equality among the faithful irrespective of social status. He said: “Ramadan is a special season in which Muslims who are of age and in good health go without food and drinks between sunrise and sunset for 29 or 30 days.
“Ramadan makes everybody to be equal before Allah as the rich are given the taste of hunger the poor go through. He prayed that the holy month will bring abundant blessings for the faithful.
Last modified: June 28, 2014