By: Ade Adetona
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and the Senate Deputy Leader, Prof Ajayi Boroffice have felicitated with Muslims on Ondo state on the commencement of 2020 Ramadan fast, urging them to pray for the nation during this critical time.
This is contained in their separate press releases issued by their Media Aides.
Below is the full text of the statements;
AKEREDOLU GREETS MUSLIMS
Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,SAN, felicitates with Muslims in the state for witnessing the begginging of yet another Ramadan fasting.
The Governor charges all Islamic faithful to pray fervently during this fasting period for Allah’s mercy to end the COVID-19 pandemic across the country.
Arakunrin Akeredolu says the sacrifice occasioned by intense prayers and fasting must be expended on pleadings to the Creator of man and the world to intervene and restore total healing to our land and amongst mankind.
The Governor wants Muslims to continue to observe all government’s directives including the ban of large gathering, social distancing, regular washing of hands with soap and running water, use of hand sanitizer and proper self hygiene.
While urging them to pray at home, the Governor calls for intense prayers for those battling with the COVID-19 affliction and the health workers who are at the front line of this battle to preserve mankind.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
PRAY FOR END TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC, BOROFFICE URGES MUSLIMS
The Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice has urged Muslims in Nigeria to pray for end to Corona Virus pandemic that is ravaging Nigeria and many other Countries.
This was contained in a press statement issued by his media aide, Kayode Fakuyi, to commemorate the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.
The senator felicitates with Muslims in Ondo North senatorial district and across Nigeria on the dawn of this year’s Ramadan festival.
The senator also urged brothers and sisters of Islamic faith to utilize the holy month of Ramadan to pray for peace and stability in Nigeria while also rededicating themselves to Nation-building.
He said, “may the blessings of Ramadan be upon you and your family. Ramadan Mubarak.”