As Muslim faithful celebrates Ramadan, Olori Aje of Ijejaland, Chief Aremu Bamgboye popularly known as Ajiki Olu, urged Muslims to pray for Nigeria and the world to emerge from the socio-economic crises caused by COVID-19 as the Ramadan fasting begins.
Ajiki Olu made the call in a statement made available to TheNaijaWeekly on Saturday in Abeokuta.
“We have an opportunity to realise our potential as the giant of Africa, and it is my belief that the principles that Ramadan seeks to inculcate in Muslims are important for realising this objective,” she said.
The month of Ramadan is that in which the Qur’an was revealed and which has been instituted for Muslims to dedicate themselves to God and to the service of humankind.
Chief Aremu said all adherents of the Islamic faith should use the month long fasting period to reflect on their lives and the true practice of the religion that preaches peace, good neighbourliness, brotherly love and non-violence evangelism.
He encouraged them to join other Muslims across the world to fast in the month, seeking to enhance spiritual growth.
“I urge you all to use this holy month to pray to God to intercede in our dear country, as Nigeria battles with the deadly COVID-19,” Ajiki Olu said.
He also appealed to everyone to adhere to the measures put in place by the authorities to help curb the spread of the virus.