Oyebanji Greets Muslims as Ramadan Commences

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji, has extended his felicitations to the Muslims Ummah as the holy month of Ramadan commences.

The governor said beginning the holy month and being alive to witness it was a special grace bestowed upon the faithful by the Almighty Allah which should not be taken for granted.

Governor Oyebanji in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Yinka Oyebode, urged the Muslim Ummah to utilize the period for prayers, worship, alms giving and support for the poor and the less privileged in the society in order to receive blessings from Allah.

Describing the 30-day fasting as an important pillar in Islam, Governor Oyebanji said observing the spiritual obligation drew the faithful to the creator and deepened piety.

While noting that Ramadan offered an opportunity for spiritual rebirth, renewal and rejuvenation which createed a strong bond between the Almighty Allah and the faithful, the governor urged Muslim faithful to be more steadfast in their prayers for Ekiti State and Nigeria, so that greater level of peace, progress and prosperity could be achieved.

According to the governor, the rigours of participation in fasting should bear positive fruit in their relationship with Allah and fellow human beings.

“I pray that the Muslim faithful be rewarded with the abundant blessings that come with the month and protect us to successfully complete the fast and retain the blessings of the holy month,” the governor added.