RAMADAN: EKITI DEPUTY SPEAKER URGES MUSLIMS TO SEEK DIVINE INTERVENTION OVER COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The Deputy Speaker of the Ekiti state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Hakeem Jamiu has called on Muslims in the state and beyond to imbibe the lessons of Ramandan.
In a statement in Ado Ekti, Jamiu urged Muslim umah to strictly adhere to the teachings of prophet Mohammed as exemplified in the holy Quran such as love, giving, perseverance, discipline and spiritual purification, even as the fasting period begins.
According to him, Fasting is an injunction from Almighty Allah as it was prescribed for adherents of Islam so that they can benefit from the numerous blessings inherent in the month of Ramadan.
“This is a sober period especially with the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic” .
“We must make supplications to almighty Allah to keep this evil virus away from humanity” he said.
He urged Muslims and other residents of the state to continue obeying government’s directive aimed at curbing the spread of the virus by staying at home and also follow the preventive measures put in place by health workers.
The Deputy Speaker who regretted that this year Ramadan fasting will be without necessary prayers programmes and congregation of any sort because of the global pandemic of covid-19 wish the Muslim umah the blessings of Ramadan.
He called on them to maintain personal hygiene of frequent hand washing, maintain social distancing and stay safe.