The Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON),Oyo State Chapter, has urged Muslim Ummah to carry on with the principles and teachings of the holy month of Ramadan which are perseverance, sacrifice, love, peace,kindness, compassion and peaceful co-existence.
The association in a statement signed by its chairman, Prince Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye, on Saturday, congratulated the Muslims for the successful completion of Ramadan.
“It is only when the principles of the season are sustained beyond Ramadan that the fasting period can be given its true meaning.
“During Ramadan, which is one of the important pillars of Islam,we were obliged to fast,shun evil actions,speak right and show love to one another.
“Above all,we should not draw back in our devotion to Allah,which is the ultimate of our faith,” the ALGON boss said.
Abass-Aleshinloye urged Muslims in the country to use the occasion of the Eid El Fitr to reflect on their spiritual life as individuals and how they can contribute more meaningfully towards the unity and progress of Nigeria.
He also urged Nigerians, most especially people at the grassroots level to be conscious of their health by strictly adhering to instructions issued by health professionals and government at all levels, saying the outbreak of coronavirus is a cause for concern in the country.
“The prescription of physical distancing, use of face mask when going out, regular washing of hands with alcohol based sanitizer and covering our mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing should be strictly adhered to,” he said.
He prayed that Allah will accept all the supplications, sacrifices and other good deeds during the month of Ramadan as an act of ibadah.
Abass-Aleshinloye also prayed to the Almighty Allah to take away the scourge of coronavirus soon and wished muslim communities in the state a happy Eid-el-Fitr celebration.