Dedicate Ramadan To Pray For The Nation, Kogi Govt Tells Nigerians
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has greeted Muslim faithful on the commencement of the 30-days Ramadan fasting, urging them to dedicate the season to pray fervently for the nation and respective states while they also engaged in good deeds and acts of Ibadah.
The Governor said this in a statement signed on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Muhammed Onogwu after the citing of the moon which signified the commencement of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Governor Bello noted that a period like this which is globally revered should be utilised by Muslim faithful all across the nation to pray for progress and peace noting that when “Ramadan arrives, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of hell are locked up and devils are put in chains”
The Governor called on Muslims to devote more time to prayer and acts of charity as they similarly strived to improve their self-discipline, motivated by hadith.
He further admonished that this year’s Ramadan should be a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion and worship, as followers of Islam were expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W).