Governor Adeleke Harps On Tolerance, Self Discipline As Ramadan Begins
Governor Ademola Adeleke has called on the Muslim Community in Osun state to emulate the sacrificial living, self control and intercessory supplications embedded in the teachings of the Holy Month of Ramadan, just as Muslims around the world begins the month long period of fasting.
A news release personally signed by the Governor and made available to the newsmen through his Spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed said, Governor Adeleke wishes to remind Muslims in the State of the real essence of Ramadan as a period of self-reflection, intended to deepen one’s spiritual growth and renew a sense of appreciation for the many blessings of God.
In the release, Governor Ademola Adeleke enunciated:
“In this spirit of thanksgiving and reflection, all of us observing Ramadan can strengthen our sense of commitment to equality and development of our communities. It is a time to offer help to those in need, and serve as an immutable emblem of holy life.
“As residents of Osun State, we are all blessed to live under a government that fosters religious liberty and respects the religious practice of all. Our laws and history ensure Muslims can observe this period in accordance with the dictates of conscience and without detractions.
“It is also a period for our dear State to look up to Muslims for unimpeded prayers and in renewed sense of unity, purpose and desire for a better society.
“As we all unite to celebrate this year’s Ramadan in teachings and reflections, I join in the hope for a blessed month
Ramadan Mubarak, dear brothers and sisters in Islam,”the Governor concluded.