Ramadan: Kogi Speaker calls on Nigerians not to lose hope Tinubu govt

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…congratulates Muslims, urges for prayers for Nigeria

By Friday Idachaba, Lokoja.

SPEAKER of Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Aliyu Umar Yusuf has called on Nigerians not to lose hope in the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu but be hopeful and pray for the nation as the 1445 Islamic Lunar Calendar’s Ramadan fast commences.

The Speaker made the call on Monday in Lokoja in a congratulatory message to Muslims across the state and the nation over the sighting of crescent moon for the commencement of 1445 Islamic Lunar Calendar’s Ramadan fast.

The Speaker urged Nigerians and citizens of Kogi State not to lose faith in the ability of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo in their quest to bring succour to the people.

He said the Federal government had demonstrated its commitment in the many intervention packages adding that the Federal and State Governments were not resting on their oars in the determination to steer the country to the desired greatness and general well-being of the citizenry.

In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Yabagi Mohammed and made available to newsmen, Yusuf enjoined Muslims to rededicate themselves to the worship of Allah.

He described the Ramadan as a sacred month and urged the Muslim Ummah to be totally committed to acts of worship and avoid anything that would vitiate their fast.

“The Ramadan is a sacred month in which Muslims are expected to totally commit to acts of worship and avoid anything that would vitiate their fast”, he said.

Speaker Yusuf used the occasion to congratulate the State Governor and members of his cabinet for the commencement of Ramadan, and called on Muslims to continue to pray for the betterment of the nation, even in the face the current difficulties.

Rt Hon. Yusuf also advised Muslims to remember the State Legislature in their supplications as the members, through their legislative and oversight functions, are collectively determined and ready to roll out good legislations and programmes that will move the state forward.

To effectively do that, the Speaker enjoined the Islamic faithful to “Engage in supererogatory prayers (Nafila), recite the Holy Qur’an, give alms, be gentle and peaceful in their conducts and always have the remembrance of Allah in whatever they do throughout the Ramadan period and beyond.”

While praying for a successful fasting period, the Speaker expressed the belief that at the end, the nation would be better off and succour would come the way of Kogi State again.