As Muslims in Nigeria join the rest of the world to commence the month long Ramadan religious obligation even under a Coronaviris, COVID-19 pandemic, the Chairman of Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, Senator Francis Asekhame Alimikhena, All Progressives Congress, APC, Edo North has called all faithful to pray to Allah for urgent resolution of the global infectious disease.
while congratulating Muslims for witnessing another season of Ramadan, has urged them to pray for wisdom for all leaders to manage that which will not be palatable after the pandemic.
In a message to the Muslim faithful, Senator Alimikhena said all adherents of the Islamic faith should use the month long fasting period to reflect on their lives and the true practice of the religion that preaches peace, good neighbourliness, brotherly love and non-violence.
Alimikhena said, “We must continually pray for our dear country, Nigeria to continue to be on the path of peace and progress. The fasting period presents yet another opportunity for communal supplication to Almighty Allah for solution to the unprecedented global pandemic and for wisdom for all leaders to do the right things in the sight of God and man.”
The Senator described Ramadan as the Glory of all Months in the Islamic calendar and one of the five pillars of Islam that must be strictly adhered to in line with the injunction of Allah.
Senator Alimikhena urged Muslims to use this period to pray for peace in the World and an ample opportunity to draw closer to Allah and deepen relationship with him in submission to his will.
He particularly commended the Muslims in Edo North for their commitment, prayers and peace. He prayed that the Holy Month would bring good health and peace to the World through their prayers.
Happy Ramadan Senator Alimikhena added.