Abioye Olarewaju, Ilorin
Kwara State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed has called on Muslims in Nigeria to use the Ramadan season to pray for speedy economic recovery of the country. Governor Ahmed made the call On Thursday in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Abdulwahaab Oba and made available to our Correspondent in Ilorin. The Governor pointed out that Nigeria is currently going through unusual economic and security challenges that require concerted efforts and prayers from everyone to get it back on track.
He stressed the need for Muslims to therefore use the season to pray fervently for national unity, religious harmony and rebuilding the national economy. “At a time like this when our country is passing through dire economic challenges due to slump in national earnings; Allah’s intervention in guiding our leaders in rejuvenating the economy is crucial”, the governor said.
Governor Ahmed therefore advised Muslim Ummah to see the fasting period beyond abstinence from food, but as another opportunity for enhanced generosity and spirituality. The Governor prayed to the Almighty Allah to endow Muslims with more wisdom and piety to witness more of the holy month.